As the jet that was flown into Martha’s Vineyard makes its way towards Georgetown airport, Delaware’s governor has declared that his state is “preparing” for any migrants that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may send to Biden’s home state.
According to the Daily Mail, the ongoing immigration conflict between Republican governors of border states and Democratic mayors of so-called “sanctuary cities” was dramatically escalated last week as a result of DeSantis’ actions.
He reportedly transported 50 illegal migrants to wealthy Martha’s Vineyard and is now sending the Ultimate Air Shuttle to Georgetown, which is close to Vice President Biden’s Rehoboth residence.
A spokesman for Governor John Carney has said that they are “informed of reports” and that the flight is expected to land at roughly 1.30 p.m.
We are aware of the reports, and we are continuing to get ready in case migrants show up in Delaware unexpectedly, according to Emily David Hershman, the governor’s communications officer.
“Our teams at DEMA and DHSS are working with community organizations and other partners to make sure that migrants who arrive here have the support that they need,” Hershman said.
“We are coordinating with Federal officials and are prepared to welcome these families in an orderly manner as they pursue their asylum claims,” the communications officer went on.
After taking off from Longview, Texas, the aircraft traveled to San Antonio and Crestview, Florida. The plane will fly to Teterboro airport in New Jersey an hour after touching down on the Delaware coast.
On September 14, the same aircraft traveled from San Antonio to Crestview, and then to Martha’s Vineyard.
Republicans have intensified their criticism of the Biden administration in an effort to make immigration the central issue of the upcoming midterm elections in November.
The DeSantis administration intends to send any illegal immigrants from Florida to Delaware, according to Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez’s declaration over the weekend.