DeSantis May Send Haitian Migrants Arriving in Florida to Martha’s Vineyard

2024-03-20 10:00:45

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently said that if migrants from Haiti end up in Florida, he is open to sending them to the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time he has done something like this.

DeSantis made the comments during an appearance on the Dana Loesch show.

Politico reports:

DeSantis: Flying Haitian migrants to Martha’s Vineyard is on the table

Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that Florida could sponsor a new wave of migrant flights, this time using the controversial state-funded program to transport Haitians who enter the U.S. after fleeing the chaos unfolding in the island nation.

The comments, made during an appearance on a podcast hosted by conservative radio host Dana Loesch, come as Florida braces for a potential influx of Haitian migrants entering the state, which has one of the largest populations of Haitians and Haitian-Americans in the U.S.

“We do have our transport program also that’s going to be operational,” the Republican governor said. “Haitians land in the Florida Keys, their next stop very well may be Martha’s Vineyard.”

DeSantis, alongside Florida’s GOP senators, have been pressing the Biden administration to enact stricter immigration policies amid the political upheaval in Haiti and reports of gangs committing jailbreaks, releasing possibly scores of criminals onto the streets. So far, Florida has not seen a huge influx of migrants from Haiti even as the country descends into violence and citizens face homelessness and hunger.

Watch the clip below:

Martha’s Vineyard would be a great destination for migrants from Haiti or any other country.

The locals are even busy working on learning about microaggressions.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports:

Local panel discusses microaggressions

It was standing room only Sunday at the M.V. Hebrew Center for a NAACP-organized discussion on the topic of microaggressions, and how more conversation about the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle hints of racism is needed on the Island.

The panel discussion was titled “Subtle Acts of Microaggression.” Moderator Carole Copeland Thomas, president and CEO of C. Thomas and Associates, described microaggressions as the everyday slights, insults, invalidations, and offensive behaviors directed toward members of marginalized groups by people who might or might not be conscious of what they are doing and saying.

“They need to be discussed and understood, just like we need to appreciate diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, multiculturalism, and other topics, with unapologetic pride,” Copeland emphasized at Sunday’s event.

Among the topics were how to recognize microaggressions, how to respond, and who should be responsible for taking a stand.

Wealthy white liberals in Martha’s Vineyard could learn a great deal about microaggressions from poor migrants escaping Haiti, don’t you think?

Featured image via YouTube.


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