Martha's Vineyard could soon become home to more illegal immigrants, according to a Twitter post by one staff member of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The exchange followed two planes of migrants from Florida arriving in the area on Wednesday.
Martha's Vineyard residents might expect "a few thousand more" migrants like the 50 who showed up unexpectedly Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff said Thursday, though it was unclear if that was a promise or mere Twitter arguing. https://t.co/H4xxryI4jP
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"These immigrants were not met with chaos, they were met with compassion. We are a community & nation that is stronger because of immigrants. The community coming together with water, food, interpretation help, & resources to support these families represent the best of America," Dylan Fernandez, the state representative over Martha's Vineyard, said on Twitter.
"Great, then you won't mind taking in a few thousand more," DeSantis' rapid response director Christina Pushaw replied.
Biden can jet migrants to Westchester, NY in the dark of night...BUT, DeSantis and Abbott can't send them to DC, Chicago, NYC, & lovely Martha's Vineyard??? pic.twitter.com/DbFRKEsccX
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The new talk is unlikely to unfold at the scale of thousands, but the new relocation effort has made its point.
If 50 people can cause such a scene in Martha's Vineyard, border states are enduring far more issues due to the Biden administration's open border policies.