BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The woman involved in allegedly sending migrants in Texas on flights to Martha's Vineyard last month was identified by CNN and The New York Times as Perla Huerta. Some of the migrants' lawyers said she will play a factor in the civil lawsuit filed against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the migrant's behalf.
The federal class action lawsuit claimed that Huerta was a combat medic and counterintelligence agent with the U.S Army. She was discharged after two decades of service.
Lawyers for Civil Rights represent about 30 of the 50 migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard. The migrants said they were sent to Martha's Vineyard under false pretenses. One attorney said the outcome of the case could potentially be altered by her identification.
"Once we verified Perla's identity we plan to amend our complaint to include that person as an independent in the case," Jacob Love, an attorney with Lawyers for Civil Rights told WBZ's Tim Dunn. "Because once we have this person's identity it will be much easier for us to get discoverable information from that person. For example, we can't depose a person if we don't know who they are."
Once identified, Love said it could help identify her associates involved.