Migrants bused from Martha’s Vineyard to US military base, US attorney seeks DOJ ‘input’ on response

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Racheal Rollins said she plans to speak to the Justice Department about possible actions regarding the transportation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Rollins made the comments Thursday during a press conference. The migrants boarded a bus Friday that left the liberal island paradise and arrived at Joint Base Cape Cod, where Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has opened a shelter.

“We are examining [the Martha’s Vineyard] case, and we’ll speak with members of the Justice Department,” Rollins said. “Massachusetts isn’t the only place this has happened.”

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She continued, “We have several other sister communities, whether it’s DC, New York, California, where we’ve seen things like this, and we’re hoping to get some input from the Department of Justice on what our next steps might be. , if applicable.”

A handful of migrants are seen outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church Thursday in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
(Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Fox News Digital reached out to the Justice Department for comment but did not receive a response Friday.

Florida Governor DeSantis kept his promise to file illegal immigrants in progressive states, the dispatch of two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.

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A bus carrying migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard arrives at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Friday, September 16, 2022.

A bus carrying migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard arrives at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Friday, September 16, 2022.
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Video provided to Fox News Digital shows the migrants being disembarked at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.

“If you have people who are inclined to think Florida is a good place [to settle]our message to them is that we are not a sanctuary state, and it is better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction, ”DeSantis told a crowd Thursday afternoon.

Illegal immigrants arrive at Martha's Vineyard Airport on Wednesday September 14, 2022.

Illegal immigrants arrive at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Wednesday September 14, 2022.
(Video obtained by Fox News)

“And yes, we will help facilitate that transportation so you can go to greener pastures,” he added.

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While some Democrats blame DeSantis for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a county official said less than a year ago that he “would love” to see the area become a hotbed for immigrants.

Keith Chatinover, a progressive county commissioner for Dukes County, Massachusetts, where Martha’s Vineyard is, made the statement in response to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who was pushing a bill to make Democratic-run areas like Martha’s Vineyard entry points for processing migrants coming from from the southern border.

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