DeSantis Suggests Sending Haitian Illegal Aliens to Martha’s Vineyard

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) suggested that any illegal aliens from Haiti who arrive in Florida could be transported to the far-left Massachusetts community of Martha’s Vineyard, where he had previously shipped illegals two years ago.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, DeSantis made the suggestion during an interview with Dana Loesch. DeSantis noted that “we do have our transport program also that’s going to be operational,” and that if “Haitians land in the Florida Keys, their next stop very well may be Martha’s Vineyard.”

In 2022, DeSantis copied the tactic first employed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas), sending busloads and aircraft full of illegal aliens to heavily Democratic cities across the country, including Martha’s Vineyard, New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago, among others. The intention behind this strategy was to force prominent Democratic mayors and Democratic citizens to face the consequences of their support for open borders.

While Democrats, including Joe Biden, have condemned such methods as a “political stunt,” it has nevertheless forced some prominent Democrats to backpedal their prior support for mass migration and “sanctuary” status for certain states and cities. New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D-N.Y.) has since called for stricter border security and claimed that the ongoing surge of illegals will “destroy” the city if it is not stopped.

DeSantis has already deployed 250 state law enforcement officers and National Guard troops to guard Florida’s southern coast, ahead of an expected surge of Haitian illegals fleeing gang violence in the civil war-torn island nation. Authorities have already intercepted at least one vessel bound for Florida, containing at least 25 illegals and a large shipment of guns, drugs, and other contraband.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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