"'The Satmar promised to take them to a 'golden land,' but when they got here they found themselves in more of a Yiddish-speaking shtetl,'" said [the head of the Jewish Agency Aliyah Delegation in North America, Michael] Landsberg, who led the rescue operation."Unfortunately, the JPost article lacks some vital context; these stories are not new. See here, here and (ref. to Satmar towards the end) here.
UPDATE: El Al slaps $250 fine on the escaping family for having more than two suitcases. For real.