Their stay on Martha’s Vineyard didn’t last very long.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced he was activating 125 members of the National Guard to help deal with 50 illegal immigrants flown into Martha’s Vineyard.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly sent two planes full of illegal immigrants to deep blue Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, prompting officials there to declare the relatively small influx an “unexpected urgent humanitarian situation.”
Baker (R) responded to the crisis by activating nearly three National Guardsmen for every illegal immigrant and transporting them to Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC).
The “relief effort,” Baker explains in a statement released Friday morning, is necessary because “the island communities are not equipped to provide sustainable accommodation.”
If Martha’s Vineyard, which the New York Times describes as a “summer destination for the rich and powerful” where the median home price is $1 million can’t handle the ‘surge,’ how do open-borders advocates expect border towns to handle much higher numbers?
The roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants flown unannounced to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday in what critics derided as a cruel political stunt are now being offered temporary shelter at Joint Base Cape Cod, the Baker administration announced Friday. https://t.co/xz3FKv7B0Z
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 16, 2022
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Illegal Immigrants Just Got Deported Off Martha’s Vineyard
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Almost comically, videos emerged Friday showing buses arriving to whisk the illegal immigrants away from Martha’s Vineyard.
NBC News correspondent Emilie Ikeda tweeted about the 125 National Guard members being deployed to assist as the “migrants … are boarding buses.”
HAPPENING NOW: Migrants, flown into Martha’s Vineyard by Fl’s governor, are boarding buses. They’ll be heading to Joint Base Cape Cod, according to officials. 125 Mass National Guard members are being activated to assist. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/RLwxNPu8GM
— Emilie Ikeda (@EmilieIkedaNBC) September 16, 2022
Boston Globe reporter Samantha Gross tweeted that there are three buses in all – one long and two short – arriving to “transport folks off the island.”
They’re being deported off the island because the rich and affluent can’t find a way to house and feed them, if you believe the reporting.
Even better – one of the buses arrived with a destination sign that simply reads, “Have a nice day!”
Have a nice day … but don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
Buses have arrived in Edgartown to transport migrants from St. Andrew’s Parish House.
There is one big bus and two shorter buses to transport folks off the island. People with bags are taking selfies and hugging volunteers goodbye pic.twitter.com/wuauiZM4Y3
— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) September 16, 2022
Just a couple of hours earlier, State Senator Julian Cyr, a Democrat who represents the island, tweeted that Martha’s Vineyard’s handling of the crisis shows “we are a community that supports immigrants.”
And then the buses rolled in to take them away.
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The Panic is Laughable
It’s utterly hilarious watching the overwhelmingly white, progressive island area of Martha’s Vineyard delve into full-blown panic at the arrival of roughly 50 illegal immigrants.
I had more people at a barbecue last weekend.
50! Border towns see those numbers roughly every five or ten minutes.
Here’s a video showing upwards of 700 illegal immigrants, most of whom appear to be single adults, crossing the border from Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas in a single day.
These two large groups totaling 200+ also crossed illegally into Eagle Pass, TX this morning, again, predominantly single adults. Eagle Pass is part of Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector, which had seen approx 400,000 illegal crossings since October. Bigger than pop of New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/eqZ9CL6jZH
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 14, 2022
The median household income in Eagle Pass is just over $41,000 annually. The median home price is just a shade over $120,000. Compare that to Martha’s Vineyard’s numbers.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott puts illegal immigrants on a bus and takes them to New York City, Chicago, or Washington, D.C., and he’s accused of human trafficking because he’s a “racist.”
DeSantis flies them to Martha’s Vineyard and there are calls to investigate him for “kidnapping” – literally.
What @GovRonDeSantis and @GregAbbott_TX are doing isn’t clever, it’s cruel.
I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/x2sBa06nSw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
Martha’s Vineyard deports illegal immigrants “off the island” and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot starts shipping them to locations in the suburbs, and nobody bats an eye.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, over 1.9 million illegal immigrants have already crossed the southern border into the United States so far this year.
It only became a crisis when they dared to invade a playground for rich, white progressives.
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You cannot “bus” people from Martha’s Vineyard. It is an island. Martha’s Vineyard is a resort community. It has a large, and wealthy, summer population of nearly 100,000. These folks either have large homes or use summer rentals. They generally make a mass exodus after Labor Day. The year-round population is about 20,000 people, who are NOT millionaires. DeSantis knew what he was doing when he flew 50 people, without notice, to a small island community.
He, and other Republicans, have been embarrassed that their stunt to “own the libs” didn’t work. Vineyard residents, and others, who quickly volunteered help, supplied the asylum seekers with food, clothing, translators, health services, and legal aid. The children even got toys. In fact, the Vineyard received so many offers of assistance that it had to ask people to stop giving!
Do you really expect the residents of the Vineyard to break into private homes to put people up? That sounds more like a Russian move! The asylum-seekers were ferried to the mainland, Cape Cod, where they were accommodated at the Naval Air Force Base, which has the ability to host that many people.
Vineyard residents took lemons and made lemonade, lemon meringue pie, lemon tarts, and the like. Cruel Republicans are angry that Massachusetts residents, and their REPUBLICAN governor, are so kind and creative.
hummm- Did Anyone Investigate/or Remove people/from past busses filled with families, “human’s trying to survive” as they were previously transported to other states? (things that make-you say-umm-umm-umm??
Let them in but not near us. You hypocrite liberal scum. All your actions speak louder than your empty words. All liberal dems do is treason against this great nation blessed by GOD. AMEN!