Massachusetts Brings in National Guard to Remove 50 Illegals From Martha's Vineyard

This article was originally published at The Post Millennial, a part of the Human Events Media Group.
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Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts on Friday announced plans to deploy at least 125 National Guard troops to relocate the illegal migrants that were flown into Martha's Vineyard by Florida's Governor DeSantis.

In his announcement, Gov. Baker said the state will transport the migrants to a military base on Cape Cod, with the help of the state's National Guard, just one day after their initial arrival to the island.

"Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new shelter and humanitarian supports at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) for the approximately 50 migrants who arrived in Martha’s Vineyard this week," the press release began. "The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating efforts among state and local officials to ensure access to food, shelter and essential services for these men, women and children. Governor Charlie Baker also plans to activate up to 125 members of the Massachusetts National Guard as part of this relief effort."

Martha's Vineyard is a community where the vast majority voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election and where the average home price is $1.325 million.

Ian Miles Cheong tweeted a photograph of a sign displayed in the wealthy community, reading "We stand with immigrants," and "refugees," pointing out the juxtaposition of military personnel escorting the migrants off of the island.

According to Gov. DeSantis’ press team, the two planes of migrants were "part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations."


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