Martha’s Vineyard officials are asking for federal assistance in what they call a “humanitarian crisis” after only 50 illegal aliens were flown into the exclusive island where the nation’s wealthiest residents go on holidays.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced on Wednesday evening that he had sent two planes full of Venezuelan illegal migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Texas and Arizona have sent thousands of border crossers on migrant buses to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC in recent months.
Only about 50 illegal immigrants have been sent to Martha’s Vineyard, but local officials are already calling it a “humanitarian crisis” and pleading for state and federal assistance to manage the small influx of illegal aliens.
Officials from the island issued the following statement:
To our Island community, here is an update on current humanitarian crisis on Martha's Vineyard….we thank people for their continued help. pic.twitter.com/f9YRJSJPow
— Visit Martha's Vineyard (@VisitMV) September 15, 2022
The number of illegal aliens sent to Martha’s Vineyard is a tiny fraction of the illegal immigration that American border communities face on a daily basis. Recently, approximately 4,000 border crossers and illegal aliens passed through one Texas border town in a single weekend.
Federal immigration officials apprehended nearly 6,000 border crossers and illegal aliens daily in August. This does not include the thousands of additional illegal aliens who crossed the border undetected by officials.
To compare, the number of border crossers and illegal immigrants causing issues to U.S. border communities every day is around 125 times more than the number of illegal aliens that were sent by DeSantis to Martha’s Vineyard this week.