Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Shipped Off to Military Base in Cape Cod

By Craig Bannister | September 16, 2022 | 4:00pm EDT

The migrants flown into Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday by Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday were relocated to a military base in Cape Cod Friday, ending the affluent vacation spot’s two-day “humanitarian crisis.”

DeSantis sent approximately fifty illegal migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, in order to give the luxury liberal haven a tiny taste of the genuine problems caused in his state by the Biden Administration’s open-borders policy – but, by Friday, the Vineyard had had enough.

Local police and staff with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency loaded the migrants onto buses destined for a ferry to the mainland, The Cape Cod Times reports.

From there, the migrants were taken to Joint Base Cape Cod, home to five military commands:

“The base is a full scale, joint-use facility that is home to five military commands: the Massachusetts Army National Guard at Camp Edwards; the Massachusetts Air National Guard at Otis Air National Guard Base; the 253rd Combat Communications Group, also at Otis Air National Guard Base; the 6th Space Warning Squadron phased array radar site at Cape Cod Air Force Station; and the U.S. Coast Guard at Air Station Cape Cod.”

"What happened to equity?" iconic conservative commentator Mark Levin asked in a tweet responding to the news, noting the disparate national and local responses to illegal immigration:

"Martha’s Vineyard authorities kicked the 50 illegal aliens off the island. Massachusetts called in 150 National Guardsmen.  What happened to equity?  Millions cross the southern border but Martha’s Vineyard can’t accept 50 illegal aliens?"

“This is what good government actually looks like,” declared a Democrat state representative at the dock where the migrants arrived, USA Today reports:

“State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, a Democrat, told reporters at the Steamship Authority dock in Woods Hole that the migrants were given the option to go to the base, but he didn’t know the exact number of people who had arrived there Friday. 

“‘This is what good government actually looks like, what compassionate government actually looks like,’ Fernandes said.”

The fate of the migrants who chose not to go be relocated to the military was, reportedly, unknown, as of Friday afternoon.

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