When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent busloads of illegal migrants to New York City and Washington D.C., Democrat leaders in those cities slammed the move and begged for help from Washington.
In response, Abbott gave D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser a rough reality check, and since then more loads of undocumented travelers have been sent to Democrat-run cities, like Chicago.
Now, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting into the action — and he’s targeting the ultra-rich liberal elites.
Prior to this week’s move, the Republican Governor had vowed to deliver unregistered migrants to various Deep Blue locations. DeSantis has repeatedly ripped the Biden administration for causing the border crisis.
And like most GOP leaders, he also slams Democrats in general for downplaying the crisis and doing little (or nothing) to deal with the southern border problem.
As a result, they want leftist officials in blue cities to get a taste of what it’s like in Texas and other southern states. DHS reports 2 million encounters already in 2022, and the numbers keep hitting historic highs.
So now, DeSantis is sending these migrants somewhere new (from Fox News):
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis followed through on his promise to drop off illegal immigrants in progressive states, sending two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.
A video released to Fox News Digital showed the migrants getting off a couple planes at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
In response, Gov. DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske, confirmed:
Yes, Florida can confirm the two planes with illegal immigrants that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.
She added that states like Massachusetts, New York, and California can better care for these people “who they have invited into our country incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states.’”
Fenske also cited Biden’s “open border policies” and reminded everyone that Florida had put aside $12 million to transport undocumented citizens to other locations.
Finally, she said this was “consistent with federal law” and said the state’s relocation program “targets both human smugglers found in the state, but also preempts others from coming to Florida.”
So far, the only response from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is that they’re in the process of providing “short-term shelter” for the migrants.
However, it’s likely we’ll hear some pushback from him as we heard from Mayor Bowser and New York leader Eric Adams, who ripped Gov. Abbott for the “political stunt” of shipping migrants.
Martha’s Vineyard is well-known as a rich playground for progressives. Former President Barack Obama has a home there as well.
When DeSantis revealed that dozens of migrant flights had landed in Florida at the direction of the Biden administration, the Governor said at the time he might ship them to Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Instead, though, he has found an even better location — and it’s bound to rile just about every Democrat and liberal in the country.
- Florida shipped two planes full of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
- The Governor’s office said “sanctuary states” like MA can better care for these migrants, and said the relocation program is “consistent with federal law.”
- DeSantis initially threatened to send illegals to President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Source: Fox News