Who is Perla Huerta? An Ex-US Army Medic Allegedly Attracted Migrants to Fly to Martha’s Vineyard

A woman, later identified as Perla Huerta, according to reports, helped arrange migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She was reportedly sent to Texas from Florida in order to fill the planes. Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, chartered this plane.

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DeSantis chartered two planes in which around 50 migrants were transported last month. The reason for this, according to him, was to protest against the federal government’s border security and immigration policies. According to the legal experts, Ron’s actions should be considered as smuggling or human trafficking. “This was an appalling political stunt”, the group Lawyers for Civil Rights said. Javier Salazar, the Bexar county sheriff, will start the investigation of checking out the planes that took of from San Antonio.

Meanwhile, the aid group workers collected supplies and food and provided housing facilities when the asylum – seekers came. The residents provided them with clothing from community thrift shops, translation services along with setting up a church. According to the reports, Republic officials sent migrants to Democratic areas as a sign of criticism for Joe Biden White House immigration policy.

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Who is Perla Huerta ?

According to one migrant living in Texas, a woman gave him food, money, and clothes in exchange of for finding other immigrants. Afterward, she offered the migrant 10 dollar McDonald’s gift cards. This was on the condition that he sign a document. She then told him to transfer them to the migrants willing to board the flight. The woman also promised that their kids will get good facilities upon arrival.

The migrant then provided the woman’s photo which was Perla Huerta as identified by her friend. Perla Haydee Huerta worked in the American army for more than 20 years and she worked as a Counterintelligence Agent and Combat Medic Specialist in the regular army from 2002 to 2022.

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Actions taken

The Civil Rights Lawyers and the Attorneys for migrants filed a “class action lawsuit” against DeSantis, Jared Perdue – Florida Department of Transportation Secretary, etc. According to the suit, migrants were deceived into complying to the demands. Executive Director of Lawyers for Civil Rights, Ivan Espinoza Madrigal said, “No human being should be used as a political pawn in the nation’s highly polarized debate over immigration”.

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“I feel betrayed”

A recruiter provided Perla’s business card, text and audio messages as an evidence to the concerned party. He confessed to working with Perla to recruit the migrants after he made sure that they got proper facilities. He said,” My only intention was to help the people sot they could get some stability. She took them to a hotel and treated them well. I tried reaching out to her but she didn’t respond. I feel betrayed”.

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