- Hillary Clinton says sending refugees to Martha’s Vineyard is “literally human trafficking.”
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ships 50 undocumented immigrants to Massachusetts island
- Republican lawmakers are sending immigrants to blue cities after blaming Democratic policies for the increase in immigration.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the planeload of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
On Tuesday, 50 refugees arrived on two planes at the direction of Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis — unwittingly becoming a political plaything for America’s immigration policy.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Clinton said, “Some politicians are not only making the issue worse, they are literally making the issue worse.”
“I still believe that most Americans are good-hearted and generous, and respond when people are in need at their doorstep. They feed them and house them, and Spanish class is released from high school so kids in AP can go and translate.”
A Massachusetts island on Wednesday took credit for leasing planes to transport undocumented immigrants to force officials in another state to take responsibility for them. The immigrants are mainly from Venezuela.
Martha’s Vineyard is the only vacation destination where former President Barack Obama has a vacation home, and Bill and Hillary Clinton often visit.
said Taryn Fenske, director of communications for DeSantis. Fox News Digital He said the move was part of Florida’s “relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott He similarly implemented a policy of sending immigrants from Texas to blue states.
Other Democratic politicians have also condemned Martha’s Vineyard, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling it a “humanitarian crime against immigrants.”
Residents of Martha’s Vineyard were seen coming together to welcome the refugees, quickly coordinating shelter, food and health care.
Massachusetts state Sen. Julian Sr. told the Martha’s Vineyard Times that the move was “abhorrent.”
“This is a cruel ploy to defraud families who want a better life,” he said, describing it as “basically a racist tactic.”