Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has confirmed he has sent two planes of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
DeSantis had warned progressive states about the flights and has now followed through with his first of what could be many flights to sanctuary cities.
NEW: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes full of migrants who crossed the border illegally to Martha’s Vineyard today. https://t.co/M1jRhKLuIc
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 14, 2022
“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,” the governor’s communications director, Taryn Fenske, told Fox News Digital.
“States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden administration’s open border policies,” she added.
Two planes of illegal immigrants were flown to Martha’s Vineyard yesterday from Florida. A spokesperson for Governor Ron DeSantis says it’s part of Florida’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations. @fox35orlando https://t.co/EdCDFbUujS
— Amy Kaufeldt FOX 35 (@Fox35Amy) September 15, 2022
A political move?
The move comes after the state approved budgeted funds for such relocation activities.
The flights also come just weeks ahead of the 2022 election for the governor of Florida. DeSantis currently has a strong lead over Democratic nominee Charlie Crist.
DeSantis Flies Undocumented Immigrants To Marthas Vineyard: Report – Patch https://t.co/frODLWKOJT
— Sam -GSD- Fisher 🐝⚖💛 (@SamFish90) September 15, 2022
While progressives and the Biden administration are blasting the effort, many Americans are thrilled to see DeSantis give the left a taste of its own medicine.
Hallelujah according to Jessie Waters Governor DeSantis has just landed two plane loads of illegals on Marthas Vineyard near Obamas house. pic.twitter.com/MKKw4Ujimg
— RBKorland (@KorlandRb) September 14, 2022
The nation will continue the controversy over moving migrants around the nation, but the real need is to deal with the border crisis that is allowing far too many people into the nation without proper vetting.