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  • DeSantis Wins Lawsuit Dealing With Illegal Immigrant Flights to Martha's Vineyard

    01/30/2023 10:16:03 AM PST · by CFW · 12 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/30/23 | Bonchie
    Ron DeSantis set off a firestorm back in September after sending flights of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a self-described “sanctuary city” and playground for the leftwing elite. Immediately, DeSantis was accused of being criminally and civilly liable for giving people rides that they volunteered to take. A local sheriff opened an investigation, claiming the Florida governor broke the law by supposedly coercing the illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, Rep. Adam Schiff called for a House select committee on the matter.
  • Violent crime comes to previously peaceful and safe Martha’s Vineyard. And guess why?

    11/23/2022 7:03:19 AM PST · by bitt · 62 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 11/23/2022 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The previously unimaginable has happened: The storybook island of Martha’s Vineyard, the seasonal home of billionaires and hundreds of elite cultural and political movers and shakers, not to mention one of three year-round homes of the Obamas, has finally experienced that rarity previously limited to the mainland: violent gun crime. And surprise: The alleged perpetrators are not MAGA white nationalists. Rather, evidence so far points to migrants, possibly of the illegal kind. This is a bitter pill for most Vineyard residents to swallow. The island’s six towns have all declared themselves to be sanctuary communities. Last September, the island rallied...
  • Bail set at $300,000 for robbery suspect

    11/21/2022 9:17:32 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    https://www.mvtimes.com ^ | Nov 21 2022 | Rich Saltzberg
    Miquel A. Jones was arraigned Monday morning in Edgartown District Court on a charge of being an accessory after the fact in connection with Thursday’s armed bank robbery of the Rockland Trust in Vineyard Haven. Jones, 30, is a former Jamaican pro soccer player, according to attorney Casey Dobel who represented him in the courtroom. Jones will be represented by attorney Matt Kelly. Court records show Jones is a Jamaican national who lives in Edgartown. His job listed on court records is landscaper. Bail was set at $300,000 by Judge Benjamin Barnes with a curfew and GPS if he makes...
  • Illegal Aliens Flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Ron DeSantis Granted Special VISAs Permitting Lawful Residency as Crime Victims

    10/14/2022 1:54:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 58 replies
    cth ^ | 10/14/22 | sundance
    As expected, the Lawfare ideologues have weaponized the legal system to grant special visa status to the illegal aliens flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The aliens have been granted lawful U.S. residency status via “U VISA’s” reserved for victims of crimes. Their applications as criminally trafficked victims come as the result of Texas Sherriff Javier Salazar certifying they were victims of an illegal human trafficking operation led by the Florida governor. As an outcome, Ron DeSantis is under investigation by federal authorities and Texas authorities for violations of human trafficking laws.
  • Treasury Department inspector general to audit DeSantis migrant flight spending

    10/12/2022 4:14:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2022 12:16pm EDT | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    The Treasury Department inspector general confirmed in a letter to Democratic lawmakers that the agency is planning to audit whether spending by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on migrant flights was improper. The lawmakers asked the Treasury Department to look into whether Florida improperly used American Rescue Plan funds for the migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, which drew widespread media attention. Florida lawmakers authorized a $12 million migrant program funded with interest earnings from the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, according to documents.
  • As DeSantis deals with Hurricane Ian, Dems push Buttigieg to investigate governor over migrant ‘stunt'

    09/29/2022 12:33:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2022 | Gabriel Hays
    Politico reported that Massachusetts Democratic lawmakers have composed a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging him to launch a federal investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for relocating migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard. The lawmakers have asked Buttigieg to find out whether DeSantis violated the department’s rules by allegedly misleading migrants in order to get them to board the planes to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts earlier this month. The Democrats’ push to investigate DeSantis comes as the Florida governor is dealing with the massive damage caused by Hurricane Ian to his state this week. Multiple outlets...
  • Florida-based Hispanic conservatives approve of DeSantis’ Martha’s Vineyard strategy despite media narrative

    09/26/2022 4:40:54 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Fox 22 WFVX Bangor ^ | Monday, September 26, 2022 12:00
    Florida-based Hispanic conservatives tell Fox News Digital their community largely approves of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move to relocate migrants to Martha’s Vineyard despite the media narrative to the contrary. Media Research Center Latino director Jorge Bonilla, who resides in Florida, believes coverage of the incident has been wildly dishonest. He took particular exception to a Politico piece headlined, “‘Huge mistake’: DeSantis’ migrant transports could undercut support in South Florida,” that claimed the decision “could hurt the Republican governor in November” when he faces Democratic challenger Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. “There are some who are speculating, openly speculating in media,...
  • Forget ‘cruelty’ of Martha’s Vineyard: Biden’s open border has let cartels kill more Americans from fentanyl than any terror org

    09/27/2022 5:56:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2022 6:48pm | Derek Maltz
    On December 15, 2021, President Biden released an Executive Order related to global drug trade and stated, “I find that international drug trafficking — including the illicit production, global sale, and widespread distribution of illegal drugs; the rise of extremely potent drugs such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids — constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” If that’s true, then why is Biden leaving the border wide open? And don’t try to argue it’s not. There have been over 1.2 million migrants apprehended over the last 6 months,...
  • Ana Navarro to DeSantis, Republicans: Flying Migrants to Massachusetts ‘Is Not Christian’

    09/23/2022 11:00:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2022 | Pam KEY
    Ana Navarro told her co-hosts Friday on ABC’s “The View” that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard was “not Christian.” Navarro said, “First, I think DeSantis is going to run whether Trump runs or not.” She continued, “This is something that strikes me very personally. First of all, I’m a Floridian … So that’s my taxpayer money that’s being used as a political stunt. To schlep immigrants who are fleeing a communist regime like I did from Nicaragua.” Navarro added, “These Nicaraguans and these Venezuelans, they are trekking through the jungles of Panama to get here. Republicans...
  • ‘These Are Human Beings’: Jared Kushner Hits Ron DeSantis For Using Migrants as ‘Political Pawns’

    09/22/2022 10:32:27 AM PDT · by NeverCheney · 158 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22 2022 | Jackson Richman
    Former Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) over sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week. “I personally watch what’s happening and it’s very hard to see at the Southern Border,” said Kushner on Tuesday’s Outnumbered on Fox News. “We have to remember these are human beings, they’re people, so seeing them being used as political pawns one way or the other is very troubling to me.”
  • Republican Gov. Charlie Baker Cheers on Investigations into DeSantis Flying Illegal Aliens to Martha’s Vineyard

    09/21/2022 4:20:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/2022 | John Binder
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) is cheering on Democrat investigations into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for flying two planes of illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard. Late last week, DeSantis sent two flights packed with 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard. Less than 48 hours after their arrival, officials on Martha’s Vineyard declared a “humanitarian crisis” and Baker intervened to have the illegal aliens bused off the island to Joint Base Cape Cod.
  • AOC Tearfully Recounts How DeSantis Yanked Her From Her Venezuelan Home And Human Trafficked Her To Martha’s Vineyard Where She Died

    09/21/2022 9:25:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    BabylonBee.com ^ | 9-20-2022 | Babylon Bee Staff
    MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA. — Critics of Governor Ron DeSantis are outraged at yet another death that has allegedly occurred thanks to his political exploits. U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tearfully recounted how the Florida governor yanked her from her Venezuelan home and human-trafficked her to Martha's Vineyard, where she died. Following her martyrdom, Ocasio-Cortez expressed hopes that Taylor Swift sing at her funeral. After DeSantis recklessly shuttled .0001% of the nation's illegal immigrants to a couple of posh, liberal towns, Democratic lawmakers vowed to investigate whether any laws were broken. After finding no laws broken, the lawmakers then proposed a bill...
  • Florida officials made fake 'official-looking' brochure advertising refugee benefits for migrants, lawsuit against Ron DeSantis says

    09/21/2022 3:18:16 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 20, 2022 | Lloyd Lee
    Migrants who were flown to Martha's Vineyard filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday. Migrants were made to believe that they would receive refugee benefits upon arrival, lawsuit says. They received "official-looking materials" including a brochure "manufactured" by Florida officials. Florida officials and agencies used several tactics to lure migrants on a chartered flight to Martha's Vineyard, including making a fake brochure that purports refugee benefits, according to a class-action lawsuit. On September 14, 50 migrants, most of whom were from Venezuela, were flown in two chartered planes from Texas to Martha's Vineyard as part of a political...
  • A Figurehead Fiddles While America Burns

    09/21/2022 4:22:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Sep, 2022 | Rick Fuentes
    It is customary for White House power brokers to go astray of their promises using Biden as a mouthpiece. Joe Biden has ruled against the will of the people for almost two years as a straw boss who has earned the title of capo di tutti capo of human traffickers. Often exceeding his constitutional authority to circumvent congressional lawmaking, he has brought insufferable hardship to the lives of millions of illegal aliens, not to mention the deterioration of America’s southwestern border towns and urban destinations. Taking Democrat mayors and governors to task for their all-talk sanctuary policies, Republican border governors...
  • VIDEO: Hilarious Reactions to Martha's Vineyard Deporting 50 Illegals

    09/21/2022 3:46:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO In the wake of rich liberals speedily deporting 50 illegals from Martha's Vineyard, there were many reactions to their hypocrisy. Here is a compilation of the more entertaining of those reactions.
  • Texas sheriff investigating DeSantis says Americans should 'embrace' migrant surge, give them jobs

    09/20/2022 11:53:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2022 8:58pm | Paul Best
    Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who opened a criminal investigation this week into migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard, said Tuesday that the solution to the ongoing migrant crisis is to open up more legal pathways for people to come to the United States. "At some point, you’re going to have to embrace that this is happening to a certain extent. I would say, look, you’ve got people who want to work… and you've got a shortage of workers," he told CNN on Tuesday. "Hire these folks. Give them the opportunity to work legally, and then make sure that the employers...
  • Is DeSantis being given the Trump treatment?

    09/20/2022 2:40:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Sep, 2022 | Rajan Laad
    Bexar County's prosecution-minded sheriff is but a pawn in a much bigger leftist game to drive Gov. Ron DeSantis from higher office. Just yesterday, Texas sheriff Javier Salazar announced that he is investigating the legality of Gov. Ron DeSantis's flying of illegal migrants to Martha's Vineyard. Salazar is a Democrat, but, like all Democrats, he insists that his probe has nothing to do with his political affiliation. Salazar said the following: Somebody saw fit to come from another state, hunt them down, prey upon them, and then take advantage of their desperate situation just for the sake of political theater,...
  • DeSantis’ office hits back after class action suit from migrants, reveals 'consent form' they allegedly signed

    09/20/2022 5:20:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2022 7:57pm EDT | Bradford Betz
    The office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday slammed a class action lawsuit filed by illegal immigrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard last week, saying the journey was done on a voluntary basis. The lawsuit, filed in the District of Massachusetts, alleges that DeSantis and others “designed and executed a premeditated, fraudulent, and illegal scheme centered on exploiting this vulnerability for the sole purpose of advancing their own personal, financial and political interests.” […] (Gov. DeSantis’ spokeswoman Taryn) Fenske provided Fox News with a copy of a consent form – available in English and Spanish – that she said was...
  • BREAKING: Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard sue DeSantis

    09/20/2022 3:00:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 176 replies
    twitter ^ | Sep 20 | Breaking 911
    @Breaking911 BREAKING: Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard sue DeSantis, allege the relocations violated their Fourth and 14th Amendment rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - @thehill
  • Martha's Vineyard resident says migrants will 'luck out' and get more services than 'down south'

    09/20/2022 9:07:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 09/20/2022 | Kerry J. Byrne
    The 50 migrants who landed on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts last week were shipped off the island so fast one local resident was left lamenting she didn't have time to help. "I wish that I had been more involved, that I had heard [about] it when it [the migrants' arrival on the island] originally happened," Joyce Dresser told Fox News Digital on Saturday as she sold books during a street festival in Oak Bluffs. That island town is famous for its colorful "gingerbread house" Victorian homes. Listen to this article 0:00 / 3:09 1X BeyondWords The 50 migrants who landed...