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Wednesday September 21st, 2022 evening edition

image for Florida officials made fake 'official-looking' brochure advertising refugee benefits for migrants, lawsuit against Ron DeSantis says

Migrants were made to believe that they would receive refugee benefits upon arrival, lawsuit says.

They received "official-looking materials" including a brochure "manufactured" by Florida officials.

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Florida officials and agencies used several tactics to lure migrants on a chartered flight to Martha's Vineyard, including making a fake brochure that purports refugee benefits, according to a class-action lawsuit.

Now, a group of those migrants is taking action against DeSantis and other state officials and agencies in a class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Lawyers representing the migrants accused DeSantis and Florida officials of plotting an "illegal scheme" to "defraud vulnerable immigrants to advance a political motive.".

"This brochure was not prepared by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, or any other Massachusetts agency or immigration services organization," the lawsuit stated. »

Flights out of Russia sell out after Putin orders partial call-up

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A man looks at a flight information board at the departure zone of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2020.

GDANSK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - One-way flights out of Russia were rocketing in price and selling out fast on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin ordered the immediate call-up of 300,000 reservists.

A tourism industry source also told Reuters that demand for plane tickets from Russia for the visa-free countries has jumped. »

Putin announces partial mobilization, NATO deems it 'reckless'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization in Russia during a pre-recorded speech on Wednesday.

Shoigu added that the partial mobilization was being declared primarily to secure the Ukrainian territories held by Russia and the line of contact.

"#Putin announced 'partial' mobilization and annexation of parts of #Ukraine. »