Billionaires Move Martha’s Vineyard Migrants To Cape Cod Military Base

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The left move quickly deporting illegal migrants when they think their paradise is going to be impacted, yet they have zero compassion for those less wealthy Americans who have to face the same level of being uncomfortable about military-aged men in the country for a good time and free stuff- in their communities.

Nothing so describes the fragility of the left and their hypocrisy than the fact that they mock everyone else over burdensome and out-of-control immigration problems- while they freak out over a mere 50 migrant.

The left has gone insane over the idea of a tiny group of 50 migrants- and called in the national guard and tried to sweep the problem 32 miles away.

Martha’s Vineyard deports 50 illegal migrants to Cape Cod military base after the billionaire’s haven declared a ‘humanitarian emergency’ and went into meltdown following DeSantis’ decision to send them

The 50 migrants who were flown into the affluent island by Gov. Ron DeSantis are now being moved to a military base 32 miles away

It sparked a widespread cry of outrage from the liberal leaders of the small island in Massachusetts who branded the move ‘inhumane’

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the decision to transfer the illegal immigrants less than 48 hours after they touched down

DeSantis accused critics of his move to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard of ‘virtue signaling’, saying their concern for the welfare of the migrants was a ‘fraud.’

Illegal immigrants who were flown in unannounced to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday are now being moved to a military base in Cape Cod.

The 50 migrants have been put on buses by Gov. Charlie Baker to travel the 32 miles to Joint Base in Cape Cod (JBCC) just 48 hours after they landed in the billionaire’s enclave.

The DailyMail reported on the details:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew in the immigrants from Venezuela on Wednesday, sparking a widespread cry of outrage from the liberal leaders of the small island in Massachusetts.

t was declared a humanitarian emergency, with the island leaders responding in the same way as a hurricane.

On Friday morning three buses pulled up outside of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown to take the mostly Venezuelan migrants on the first leg of their journey.

They will be traveling from the elite island of billionaires with holiday mansions – including multi-million homes owned by the Obamas and Oprah – to the military base on the mainland, escorted by police.

Lisa Belcastro, a homelessness director in the area said on Thursday that the island cannot support the migrants – where the median home price is nearly $1m- because it is facing a shortage of affordable housing.

The median house in Martha’s Vineyard is worth almost $800,000, according to the census, and the median household income is $77,370 – well above the national average of $67,521.

She told reporters that at ‘some point they have to move somewhere else,’ because the island is suffering from a ‘housing crisis.’

The JBCC joint-use base, is home to five military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control.

Baker said in a statement: ‘JBCC is a facility already designated by MEMA as an emergency shelter in Barnstable County, and its existing infrastructure provides a safe temporary accommodation appropriate for the needs of families and individuals.

‘Additionally, the facility can provide dedicated space for access to legal services and other essential services such as basic healthcare.’

He confirmed that the migrants will be living in ‘dormitory-style spaces’ at the base, and families will not be separated.

Baker added that it has previously been used as a shelter for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina, and was home to a field hospital when the COVID pandemic started.

He is also activating 125 members of the Massachusetts National Guard to help with the relief efforts, with police escorting the buses to the ferry port on the island Friday morning.

According to Baker, Martha’s Vineyard, with a population of 15,000, is ‘not equipped to provide sustainable accommodation’ to the migrants.

They were all ordered to get on buses for the hour-and-a-half trip from the island to Cape Cod.

Jhorman Cuicas, one of the migrants, told The MV Times he wished that he could stay.

Senator Susan Moran said: ‘Using vulnerable populations as pawns in a political game is heinous; this we can agree on regardless of a political party.’

‘I have been meeting with local and state agencies over the last 24 hours to ensure we are doing everything we can to support both the immigrants and the local officials who are on the front lines of responding to their needs.

‘This morning it was announced that the men, women and children who recently arrived from Venezuela will be moved temporarily to Joint Base Cape Cod where w can better address these challenges.

‘In Massachusetts, we treat all people with dignity and respect.’

The move comes after DeSantis accused critics of his move to fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard of ‘virtue signaling’, saying their concern for the welfare of the migrants was a ‘fraud’.

He said: ‘The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they go berserk, and they’re so upset that this is happening.’

State Senator Julian Cyr, a Massachusetts Democrat representing Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, admitted that they had implemented emergency hurricane plans in response to the new arrivals.

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