Local Officials Wanted Martha’s Vineyard To Be A ‘Haven’ For Illegals, Until Migrants Actually Arrived

Local Officials Wanted Martha’s Vineyard To Be A ‘Haven’ For Illegals, Until Migrants Actually Arrived


In response to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to ship 50 illegal immigrants by plane to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Duke County officials labeled the migrants’ arrival a “humanitarian crisis” — directly contradicting their claim of wanting to make Martha’s Vineyard a “haven” for illegal aliens just less than a year ago.

Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was pushing a bill that would have sent those illegally crossing the southern border to Democrat strongholds like Martha’s Vineyard. In response, Keith Chatinover, a Democrat Duke County commissioner, told MVTimes in October 2021, “I would love Martha’s Vineyard to become a haven for new immigrants to this country, but Senator Cruz has no idea what he’s talking about regarding a ‘border

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