Ron DeSantis Sends Two Plane Loads of Illegal Aliens to Martha’s Vineyard

Two plane loads of illegal immigrants landed in Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, courtesy of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis months ago promised to drop off illegal aliens in liberal states, and had funds allocated for a program to do just that.

“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.

Fox News obtained video of the migrants deboarding the planes at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.

“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,” Fenske said.

“As you may know, in this past legislative session the Florida Legislature appropriated $12 million to implement a program to facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants from this state consistent with federal law,” she added.

Fox News Digital reported in April that Florida’s budget since-approved by the State Legislature included $12 million for the Florida Department of Transportation to remove illegal immigrants from the state and relocate them.

Martha’s Vineyard is famously known as a playground of rich progressives, including former President Barack Obama, who bought a multimillion-dollar house there in 2019.

For months, DeSantis has proposed sending the illegals to Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware or the progressive playground Martha’s Vineyard, although his office at the time also told reporters that they could be sent “to other ‘progressive’ states whose governors endorse blatant violations of federal immigration law.”

“It is not the responsibility of Floridians to subsidize aliens to reside in our state unlawfully; we did not consent to Biden’s open-borders agenda,” the governor’s office said.

In November, DeSantis said dozens of migrant flights landed in Florida at the behest of the Biden administration, and he threatened at that time to send them to Delaware on buses.
Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, began sending thousands of illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., in April as the migrant crisis overwhelmed border states. In August, buses from Texas started heading to New York City and Chicago. Arizona has also sent buses to Washington.

Vice President Kamala Harris, was put in charge of tackling the border crisis by President Biden shortly after they assumed office in 2021, sparked a firestorm this week after she twice declared the U.S. southern border is “secure,” while administration officials estimate an average of 55,000 so-called “gotaways” each month, or illegals who successfully make it into the country without being detained.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson had Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake on his show Wednesday night to discuss these transfers of migrants to liberal “sanctuary” cities.

[Florida] “flew them there based on the idea that communities, border towns in Texas and Arizona are bearing all the brunt and maybe the people who make these policies should have to live with them,” the host noted. “What’s your view of that?”

Lake told Carlson that got an initial “kick” out of watching liberal mayors [like Mayor Bowser in Washington D.C.) throw their hands up in frustration after migrants were shipped into their backyard.

“This is “life every day for us in these border states,” she told Carlson, before explaining why she doesn’t think this is the way to go.

“I’m not a fan of it, Tucker,” Lake said. “I mean, we’re just taking people who are here illegally who shouldn’t be here, and moving them further inland.”

The candidate described her “bold, aggressive plan” to secure the border.

“We’re going to call it what it is. We’re going to issue a declaration of invasion on day one, get troops on the border in the form of our National Guard,” she said. “We’re going to stop people from coming over, and we’re going to stop the cartels from having control of our border.”

Lake told Carlson, that as a mother, she does not like that her state has become “the pipeline for the most dangerous, deadly drug this country’s ever seen—called fentanyl—number one killer of young people.”

She added that the drugs are coming through Arizona “because Joe Biden gave control of the border to the cartels.”

“On day one, we are going to invoke Article I, Section 10 authority and take back control of our border away from the federal government,” Lake declared.

Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution states:  “No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.

“It’s a dereliction of duty what they’ve done. We’re not going to let Joe Biden drag the state of Arizona down while he’s trying to destroy this country,” Lake concluded.


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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.