Tessa Petit, Executive Director of Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) condemns Florida's role in sending 49 immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, where they were tricked and left in limbo at a press conference Sep. 2, 2022. Advocates are concerned “inspected unauthorized aliens” state law signed by Governor DeSantis on Feb. 15 could be a repeat of Martha's Vineyard. (Ashley Miznazi/The Haitian Times)

MIAMI — Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature on Thursday passed the “Unauthorized Alien Transport Program” – a $10 million plan to fly certain immigrants out of the state to other U.S. locations.

SB-6B, authored by state legislator John Snyder, had passed 77 to 34 in the Florida legislature on Feb. 10 before going to the governor’s desk.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.