I’ve been watching this story closely, and now that we have some Democrat reactions, I thought it was a good idea to write about it. A lot of people like Donald Trump because he says bold things. He’s going to make Mexico pay for a border wall. Well, that wall was never completed. Do you know what’s better bold talk? Bold actions. Like flying illegal immigrants to live in secular left strongholds.
Here’s the story from Daily Wire:
“Yes, Florida can confirm the two planes with illegal immigrants that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations,” an official for DeSantis’ office said in a statement. “States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country’ by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden Administration’s open border policies.”
[…]The 50 illegal immigrants landing on the small island, where ultrawealthy progressives like former President Barack Obama live…
The Democrats are saying that they can’t handle 50 illegal immigrants. But Obama has a 10-bedroom mansion in Martha’s Vineyard. Why can’t he house the 50 illegal immigrants?
Obama and his wife Michelle bought a gigantic 6,892-square-foot house that has seven bedrooms and “sits on nearly 30 secluded acres fronting the Edgartown Great Pond between Slough Cove and Turkeyland Cove, with views of the Atlantic ocean,” per Homes & Gardens.
I heard that 4.2 million illegal immigrants have come across the border since Biden took office. Who is supposed to take care of them? They mostly go in to southern states… states that the Democrats want to punish for voting against them.
Here’s DeSantis commenting, reported by Daily Wire:
“We take what is happening at the southern border very seriously, unlike some, and unlike the President of the United States, who has refused to lift a finger to secure that border,” he charged. “You’ve had millions and millions of people pouring across illegally; record amount of fentanyl coming into our country; it is absolutely killing Americans in record numbers; of course you have criminal aliens.”
[…]“If you have folks that are inclined to think Florida’s a good place, our message to them is that we are not a sanctuary state, and it’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction, and yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures.”
[…]“I would just note: Biden would fly people in the middle of the night, dump them all across this country; there was no warning on any of this. They’re doing it and they’re farming people out all around.”
“And all of those people in D.C. and New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions, saying how bad it was to have a secure border,” he noted. “The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk and they’re so upset that this is happening. It just shows you their virtue-signaling is a fraud.”
The Daily Wire also reported on the response from the Biden administration:
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled to answer questions Thursday about whether the U.S. southern border is secure after Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
[…]“What we stand by is that we’re doing everything that we can, uh, to make sure that, um, uh, that we follow the process that’s been put forth,” she said. “That’s why we have, uh, historic funding, uh, to do just that, to make sure that, um, uh — you know, uh, um, uh, to make sure that, um — to make sure that the folks that we encounter at the border be removed, uh, or expelled.”
“Is the border secure, Karine?” the reporter pressed. “Is the border secure?”
“I’m just going to refer back to the vice president. We agree with her,” Jean-Pierre responded.
I’m going to remember what he did when it’s time to pick a Republican presidential candidate in 2024. Can you imagine if EVERY illegal immigrant was sent to “sanctuary cities”? Then we would finally have Democrats having to foot the bill for their virtue signaling. And DeSantis seems to understand that. Trump promised to make Mexico pay for a wall. That never happened. But DeSantis is actually making Democrats pay for no-wall. That’s happening.
Previous DeSantis actions: