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  DeSantis claims credit for sending 2 planes carrying migrants to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts
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Last EditedJason  Sep 15, 2022 01:11pm
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News DateThursday, September 15, 2022 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0
Description(CNN)Two planes carrying migrants were sent by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday night, his office said, infuriating Democratic politicians and prompting a frenzied response that included humanitarian aid by locals and assistance by Massachusetts officials.

It's the latest in a series of moves by Republican governors to transport migrants to northern liberal enclaves to protest what they say are inadequate federal efforts on southern border security. Located off the coast of Massachusetts and long known as a posh summer destination for wealthy vacationers, Martha's Vineyard provided an unusual and unexpected place for the migrants to be sent.

"We are not a sanctuary state, and it's better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction, and yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures," DeSantis said on Thursday, a day after claiming credit for sending the two planes to the island. "Every community in America should be sharing in the burdens. It shouldn't all fall on a handful of red states."
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