• Martha's Vineyard - where DeSantis sent 50 migrants in political stunt - is more than just a posh liberal vacationland

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A group of people kneeled in silence to honor George Floyd, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Chilmark, Mass. on the island of Martha's Vineyard. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard.
    Locals told Insider the community is not just a posh vacation area, and year-rounders were eager to help.
    20% of the island's population is Brazilian, according to the 2021 Duke's County report.
    In a political stunt to troll the libs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put 50 Venezuelan migrants on a plane to a New England community often thought of only as a summer...
    Read more ...

     

  • What's next for the migrants Govs. DeSantis and Abbott sent to Martha's Vineyard and Kamala Harris' doorstep

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Volunteers mingle outside of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Two planes of migrants from Venezuela arrived suddenly Wednesday night on Martha's Vineyard. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott transported migrants out of Texas this week.
    The moves were designed to protest Biden's border policies and force Democratic-led cities to deal with the issue.
    Democrats say Republicans are using inhumane political stunts.
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decisions this week to send migrants to Martha's Vineyard and...
    Read more ...

     

  • Migrants sent by DeSantis to Martha's Vineyard are being moved to a military base shelter in Cape Cod, Massachusetts' governor says

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Venezuelan migrants stand outside St. Andrew's Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S. September 14, 2022 Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY
    Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard are now being moved to a military base shelter in Cape Cod.
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that the move would be voluntary.
    Migrants will be provided with legal services, healthcare, food, and shelter at Joint Base Cape Cod.
    Migrants sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Martha's Vineyard are being moved to a military base shelter in Cape...
    Read more ...