Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s staff said on Thursday they are considering sending “a few thousand” more illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard.
This comes after DeSantis happily revealed on Wednesday he was responsible for sending two planes carrying the illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard. In response to outraged leftists, DeSantis spoke from Okaloosa County, Florida to explain his decision.
This comes after Martha’s Vineyard Homeless Shelter Coordinator Lisa Belcastro threw a complete fit over the 50 illegal immigrants DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard, an island home to former President Barack Obama and many other prominent figures. She claims they don’t have housing for 50 more people and the migrants must “move somewhere else.”
“The difficult challenges are — we have to, at some point in time they [illegals] have to move from here to somewhere else – we cannot, we don’t have the services to take care of 50 immigrants and we certainly don’t have housing. We’re in a housing crisis as we are on this island! We can’t house everyone here that lives here and works here,” Belcastro said.
Despite Belcastro’s claims of not being able to “take care of 50 immigrants,” Martha’s Vineyard is a tourist hotspot, experiencing thousands of tourists every summer.
“We don’t have housing for 50 more people,” Belcastro claims.
“We take what’s 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,” DeSantis began. “We’ve worked on innovative ways to be able to protect the state of Florida from the impact of Biden’s border policies. Florida is not a sanctuary state, and it’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction,” he added.
“And yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures,” DeSantis continued.
“There was no warning on any of this. And all those people in D.C. in New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud of the sanctuary jurisdictions,” he said. “And it just shows you, you know, their virtue signaling is a fraud, ok? They are supporting policies that are just frankly indefensible. It is not defensible for a superpower to not have any control over the territory of its country, over the borders of its country,” DeSantis added.
“It shouldn’t all fall on a handful of red states, and so they’re now doing it. Now they have to decide, okay, this is a policy you supported — to have an open border. You don’t like it as much when you [get] just a small, small, small amount compared to what these folks have dealt with in Texas,” he continued.