Texas Sheriff Certifies Martha’s Vineyard Illegal Immigrants as Victims of Crime in Bid to Get Them Special Visas
Democratic Texas sheriff Javier Salazar certified Thursday morning that the illegal immigrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. are victims of a crime, a status which entitles them to special visas that will allow them to remain in the U.S.
Their status as crime victims makes the group of roughly 50 migrants eligible for so-called U-visas dedicated to victims of a crime or witnesses to a crime.
“Based upon the claims of migrants being transported from Bexar County under false pretenses, we are investigating this case as possible Unlawful Restraint,” Salazar...