Massachusetts activates 125 National Guard members to support 50 illegal migrants in Martha’s Vineyard

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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday as part of the state’s program transporting illegal migrants to sanctuary cities.

By Laurel Duggan

Massachusetts is activating 125 national guardsmen to support the 50 illegal immigrants who recently arrived at the island of Martha’s Vineyard late Wednesday, Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday as part of the state’s program transporting illegal migrants to sanctuary cities. Massachusetts is now activating its national guard and offering to transport the migrants to Joint Base Cape Cod, Baker announced.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating with state and local officials to provide food and shelter, according to CBS. Baker said locals had provided temporary shelter to the migrants but were unable to help them long-term.

“The island communities are not equipped to provide sustainable accommodation, and state officials developed a plan to deliver a comprehensive humanitarian response,” he said, according to CBS.

The move to the military base will be voluntary, according to Baker, who noted that Joint Base Cape Cod has previously housed people fleeing Hurricane Katrina and served as a medical site during for COVID-19. It will now offer food and shelter, healthcare and legal services to the 50 migrants, according to Baker.

The rate of illegal immigration through the southern border has shattered records throughout the Biden administration, with nearly 2 million individuals encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) between October 2021 and July 2022.

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12 thoughts on “Massachusetts activates 125 National Guard members to support 50 illegal migrants in Martha’s Vineyard

  1. At least Desantis and Abbot have the courage to have them arrive in broad daylight and not on red eye flights under cover of darkness.

  2. If more Governors stood up and took a stand as Abbot and DeSantis have…..we would be seeing a different story line out of the WH. the Press Secretary needs to get off her duff and go to the border…and see for herself instead of reading “the handlers” binder…..
    I feel for those who ended up on the vinyard….they know now “not wanted” there…even with the “welcome” signes
    and this gives all a blast of what is actually happening at the border….
    the US will inevitably pay for this one way or the other……I hope its not the other
    but who knows who’s here now…Close the damn Border Biden admin……CAN YOU HEAR US NOW

  3. The whole nation is watching this and laughing about it.
    Democrats are so tone deaf.
    No one is buying what they are attempting to sell.
    AND we totally get it that they are trying to sell us something.

    It’s so bad to get 50 people dumped upon the beautiful people- but yet it’s okay for Texas, NM, AZ to have an actual nearly constant flow of invaders by the millions at this point.
    They are so dumb that they are unaware of how bad the optics are to deploy 125 members of the National Guard to deal with 50 people.

    Look at the resources that these states must spend upon attempting to absorb what is an illegal invasion. If they wanted to leave the union- I wouldn’t even blame them, look at what it’s costing their states to stay.
    The border has been a serious issue since about the 60s. Some say earlier.
    And yet, what has been done.. the failure of this government is staggering.

  4. Massole’s being Massole’s… nothing to see here. So all the signs proclaiming their support of illegals (sanctuary city) don’t mean squat, how
    very democrat of them.. and just like the pelosi dems did in DC they charge the Nat. Guard to protect the elitist snobs from the so called
    commoner’s. obammie and big mike and the rest of the island snobbery are such big a holes they better start shutting their pie holes…or put up tents next to the mansions on the shore for the poor.

  5. nothing to see here. So all the signs proclaiming their support of illegals (sanctuary city) don’t mean squat, how
    very democrat of them.

    and just like the pelosi dems did in DC they charge the Nat. Guard to protect the elitist snobs from the so called commoner’s. obammie and big mike and the rest of the island snobbery are such big a holes they better start shutting their pie holes…or put up tents next to the mansions on the shore for the poor.

  6. So fifty ” Illegals ” land in the Vinyard, and they call in the National Guard, how pathetic are
    these snobs…………. grow a pair and deal with it !!

    To all the sanctuary states and cities, welcome to the party, and enjoy the fruits of your policies
    ” Open Borders “, how do you like them now ………………………………….. Hypocrites.

  7. Not in my backyard, wealthy elite democrats say! They sure did panic when 50 illegals were sent there and in one day had them removed from the island by the National Guard. Actions speek louder than words. So much for COEXIST! LOL

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