Florida Sends Illegals Where?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday (September 14), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made good on his promise to drop off illegal immigrants in “sanctuary destinations” when planes carrying illegal immigrants landed at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.

In a video clip, first reported by Fox News Digital, dozens of illegal immigrants are seen deboarding a plane.

Taryn Fenske, communications director for DeSantis, confirmed the footage, saying, “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.”

She continued, revealing that “States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of [illegal immigrants]” given their “designation as sanctuary destinations” and “support for the Biden administration’s open border policies.”

Fenske also pointed to the “$12 million” Florida had “appropriated” during a legislative session to implement a program facilitating “the transport of illegal immigrants from [Florida], consistent with federal law.”

In response to media queries about the arrival of illegal immigrants at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Press Secretary Terry MacCormack wrote that the “Baker-Polito Administration is in touch with local officials regarding the arrival of migrants in Martha’s Vineyard.”

MacCormack added that “short-term shelter services are being provided by local officials, and the Administration will continue to support those efforts.”

Florida’s move to fly illegal immigrants to Massachusetts came months after the state legislature approved a $12 million budget in April of this year that would enable the Florida Department of Transportation to remove illegal immigrants from Florida and relocate them