Washington, DC – Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President, today issued the following statement: “Today, I am announcing that LULAC is doubling the reward for Perla Huerta from the original $5,000 to $10,000 for information that leads to locating, arresting, and prosecuting her and any accomplices linked to her illegal actions. She is a migrant political predator, and the prime suspect wanted in the migrant bounty ring linked to the alleged kidnapping-by-deception of dozens of men, women, and children on September 12-14, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, and paid for by Florida taxpayer dollars. Americans have the right to know why Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used a spy to carry out his sordid and cruel scheme to use human beings as political piñatas.
Texas Governors Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are the real shot
callers in this disgusting exploitation of innocent human beings. LULAC urges the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a rigorous and transparent investigation into these elected officials' potential civil and criminal violations. Let's call this what it is: Anti-migrant hate speech already resulted in another act of violence a few days ago in West Texas when a prison warden shot two people, killing one of them. This attack was an unprovoked, cold-blooded act.
Huerta and her accomplices misused public monies for human trafficking and violated immigration laws with false promises and inducements of jobs, housing, and help so migrants would board the jet. None of these existed at Martha's Vineyard; this was nothing more than a shameful stunt. Now, we need to follow the money. Who paid for Huerta? Who paid to hatch this plot? Who is behind this possible criminal conspiracy? Governor DeSantis is using racist, tribal politics using Venezuelan refugees fleeing a repressive regime, and he is denying these men, women, and children basic respect and human dignity. Where is the Christian charity when we mistreat ‘the least among us’?”