Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two planes full of undocumented migrants to the swanky hideaway for the rich and famous Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts on Wednesday, escalating his tactic to draw attention to the failed border policies of the Biden administration.
Florida governor’s communications director, Taryn Fenske, confirmed the drop off of illegal immigrants as part of the state’s relocation program to sanctuary destinations in progressive states like Massachusetts, New York, and California.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s press secretary Terry MacCormack said the governor’s office was aware of the situation and provided short-term shelter services for the arrivals and pointed out that the Administration will continue to support those efforts.
Florida legislature appropriated $12 million to implement the Florida Department of Transportation’s program consistent with federal law to facilitate the removal and relocation of illegal immigrants from the state.
Fenske said that these states, which support the Biden administration’s open border policies, will take better care of these people they invited into the US by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’.
Stressing that it’s not Floridians’ responsibility to subsidize illegal immigrants to unlawfully reside in their state, Republican DeSantis proposed back in November Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard – playground of rich progressives, including former President Obama, who bought a multimillion-dollar house there in 2019 – as a destination for aliens.
However, his office explained that immigrants could also be sent to other ‘progressive’ states which endorse blatant violations of federal immigration law and Biden’s open-borders agenda Florida rejects.
His fellow Republican, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, on the other hand, began bussing thousands of illegal immigrants to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., where Arizona has also sent buses with immigrants.
DeSantis’ move comes in light of the firestorm Vice President Kamala Harris – who’s in charge of tackling the border crisis – sparked this week declaring twice that the US southern border is “secure” despite the estimated average of 55,000 so-called “gotaways” each month.