Dems react after DeSantis flies migrants into Martha’s Vineyard.

On Wednesday, Massachusett lawmakers needed to care for dozens of migrants that were flown into Martha’s Vineyard.  

All this was thanks to Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had two planes loaded up with migrants from Florida and flown to the luxurious island in Dukes County.

Democratic lawmakers were very vocal about their criticism after they were forced to provide all 50 migrants with shelter, food, blankets, and other essentials.

Local lawmaker Rep. Dylan Fernandes commented on social media that he was part of the logistical team to welcome the migrants and claimed DeSantis sent the migrants “to gain cheap political points.”  

“Pulling into Martha’s Vineyard right now. An island that welcomes immigrants and is stronger and more vibrant because of them,” he wrote in a series of tweets.

“Currently immigrants are being dropped off on Martha’s Vineyard by chartered flights from Texas,” he said in another tweet. “Many don’t know where they are. They say they were told they would be given housing and jobs. Islanders were given no notice but are coming together as a community to support them.”


In another tweet, Fernandes described the migrant drop-off as “evil and inhumane” and accused Republicans of using human lives “as political pawns.”

“Our island jumped into action putting together 50 beds, giving everyone a good meal, providing a play area for the children, making sure people have the healthcare and support they need,” Fernandes tweeted. “We are a community that comes together to support immigrants.”


He added: “These immigrants were not met with chaos, they were met with compassion. We are a community & nation that is stronger because of immigrants. The community coming together with water, food, interpretation help, & resources to support these families represent the best of America.”


DeSantis has always said that Democrats incentivize migrants to cross into the U.S. from the Mexican border, which continues to see record-high crossings. DeSantis has stood by his word to transport illegal immigrants back out to progressive states that were once transported into his state.


Fox News Digital previously reported that DeSantis is using $12 million in Florida’s budget approved by the state legislature to relocate the illegal immigrants from his state.

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