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Ron DeSantis Takes Credit for Spending $12 Million to Transport 50 Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

In recent news, Ron DeSantis is receiving backlash for his controversial actions regarding the transportation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

According to WCVB, two planes carrying migrant Venezuelans landed in Martha’s Vineyard unexpectedly. State representative Julian Cyr revealed that the planes originated in Texas, made a stop in Florida, and then headed up north. The affluent, mostly white island of Martha’s Vineyard rushed to provide assistance, including food, clothing, and shelter, to the group that included young children.

“My understanding is there was no advance communication or notice that this plane and these people were arriving,” Cyr told WCVB. “The officials on Martha’s Vineyard, municipal and county officials, scrambled but did a pretty remarkable job to welcome these families.”

Later on, a statement from Governor DeSantis’ office emerged, claiming responsibility for the relocation of the migrants:

“Florida can confirm the two planes with illegal immigrants that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard [Wednesday] were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations,” a statement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office obtained by WCVB sister station WESH in Orlando said.

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