Border shelters warn migrants about human trafficking after DeSantis flights to Martha's Vineyard

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After Ron Desantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard, migrants are warned

  • Some border shelters in Texas have added language to their orientation advising asylum seekers not to take free plane rides from strangers.
  • Some migrants have been told how to contact the National Human Trafficking hotline.
  • “It’s very sad that people try to manipulate [migrants]. It’s abusive,” said Valeria Wheeler, executive director of the Mission: Border Hope shelter in Eagle Pass, Texas. “That’s something that cannot occur again.”

LAREDO, Texas – Yetsimar Landeata spent 30 days walking through jungle and across seven countries with her two young children, ages 6 and 11, to reach the U.S.-Mexico border and seek asylum.

When she learned that some of her fellow Venezuelans had been flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week under questionable circumstances by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, she was stunned.

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