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Ex-Counterintelligence Agent Helped DeSantis Scheme to Send Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

HeadlineOct 05, 2022

The New York Times has confirmed the identity of a woman who played a key role in recruiting and tricking a group of 48 Venezuelan asylum seekers in Texas to board a flight to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts as part of a political ploy by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The Times identified the woman as Perla Huerta. She is a former combat medic and counterintelligence agent who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was discharged by the Army in August. The group Lawyers for Civil Rights has filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit against Huerta, DeSantis and others involved in the scheme.

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