Imagine how Eagle Pass, Texas feels.
Authorities in Martha’s Vineyard were completely unprepared on Wednesday night when two planes filled with migrants from the southern border arrived on the small Massachusetts island; they were sent by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who promised he would relocate any migrants Biden dropped in the Sunshine State.
From The New York Post:
Members of the West Tisbury Select Board were told about the unexpected development during a Wednesday night meeting at which Town Administrator Jennifer Rand said she’d been receiving “furious texts” from residents, the MV Times reported.
“I’m a little unclear about the situation, as is everybody, because everybody is scrambling a bit,” Rand said.
Rand said about 50 migrants were heading to the St. Andrews Church in Edgartown and might be given short-term housing at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s “Ag Hall.”
But that won’t work for long because it doesn’t have beds or showers, she said, adding that feeding the migrants could be difficult because the Martha’s Vineyard Red Cross was “not participating” in the official response.
In a prepared statement Thursday, the Red Cross said it’s “been in contact with local emergency management, and while we have not yet been asked to provide any local support, we stand ready to do that.”
Chief executive officer of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Beth Folcarelli told the Vineyard Gazette that the migrants “came with folders with a pamphlet with our information.”
“We don’t have refugee services, I had no idea about any of this,” she said.
“I only found out because one of them gave me their folder.”
More over at The New York Post:
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