Martha’s Vineyard declares a ‘humanitarian crisis’ after just 50 illegal foreign arrivals

Martha’s Vineyard officials are asking for federal help for what they call a ‘humanitarian crisis’ after just 50 illegal aliens were airlifted to the elite island where the country’s wealthiest residents spend time their vacation.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) announced on Wednesday evening that he had sent two planes full of Venezuelan illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard. The move comes as Texas and Arizona have sent thousands of commuters on migrant buses to New York, Chicago and Washington, DC in recent months.

Only about 50 illegal aliens have been airlifted to Martha’s Vineyard, but island officials are calling it a “humanitarian crisis” and said they are asking for state and federal help to cope with the small influx of illegal immigration.

Island officials released the following statement:

The number of illegal aliens sent to Martha’s Vineyard is a tiny fraction of the level of illegal immigration that America’s border communities are subjected to every day. Recently, in a Texas border town, approximately 4,000 commuters and illegal aliens crossed the border in a single weekend.

In August, nearly 6,000 cross-border commuters and illegal aliens were apprehended by federal immigration officials every day. This does not include the thousands of other illegal aliens who successfully crossed the border undetected by authorities.

By comparison, the number of cross-border commuters and illegal aliens flooding US border communities each day is about 125 times greater than the number of illegal aliens transported by DeSantis this week to Martha’s Vineyard.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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