The campaign to ship migrants to democratic cities has come to a head. After DeSantis sent migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a lawsuit was filed against the Florida Governor. The news is in a whirlwind as people are debating the entire situation. It’s honestly a headache. While DeSantis is flirting with the law, it seems people cannot recognize the hypocritical hot mess playing out.
From Political Jab to Lawsuit
To be honest, DeSantis’ stunt is nothing new. For the last couple of months, Abbott and other governors have played political football with the migrant/border issues. Migrants have been bused to Washington DC, New York, and Chicago; causing an uproar. However, the Florida Governor decided to escalate this game. This time, DeSantis sent two planeloads of migrants (a total of 50) to Martha’s Vineyard.
However, Martha’s Vineyard did not take DeSantis’ stunt well. After 48 hours, officials called for military transport to move the migrants to Joint Base Cape Cod. Subsequently, a class action lawsuit was filed on their behalf of the migrants. So, what moral high ground do they have with this class-action lawsuit?
Martha’s Vineyard Lawsuit
A federal class-action lawsuit was announced on September 19th. According to the civil rights firm, Lawyers for Civil Rights, they represent the “Vineyard migrants and all similarly situated people who are fraudulently induced to travel across state lines by DeSantis and the State of Florida.” So, what does this lawsuit claim?
According to the lawsuit, DeSantis 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.”
These immigrants “who were pursuing the proper channels for lawful immigration status in the United States” were manipulated and deprived of their rights. They were “rounded-up” and given a “false representation” of the Massachusetts Refugee Resettlement Program. DeSantis then left 50 migrants “..destitute, stranded, and immensely vulnerable” on the Martha’s Vineyard tarmac overnight. As a result of these actions, the migrants suffered emotional, economical, and constitutional harm.
The hypocrisy of this lawsuit is laughable.
The Hypocrisy of It All
Although the civil rights firm could be genuine in their pursuit of justice for these 50 migrants (doubtful), they are exposing the disdain and ambivalence that the liberal elites and the government actually have for migrants. As stated before, this political football with migrants has been going on for months. Yet, as soon as a mere 50 migrants find themselves in one of the most affluent communities in the United States, all hell breaks loose.
The lawsuit talks about exploiting the vulnerable for political interests. However, the government is doing that every day with the border. The administration’s inability to secure the border makes it obvious that it's all about accepting migrants for political gain. It doesn’t matter that these migrants are violating the law coming into the country or putting themselves at risk. As long as they get votes for feigning benevolence, it doesn’t matter that many of these migrants are being trafficked by cartels or die in the process.
Once these migrants get here, they are processed and set free with reckless abandon. Many of this “vulnerable class” are left destitute in the streets of border cities and towns. Shelters in cities, like El Paso, are overrun, leaving these migrants stranded. Furthermore, many are bussed or flown in secrecy to cities throughout the U.S., without regard to the communities they are being shuttled to.
Stop Playing Games
Without a doubt, this lawsuit is only happening because DeSantis sent the border to the elites' front door. They were not interested when other communities were getting an influx of migrants transported by the Biden Administration. Now that 50 migrants found their way to Martha’s Vineyard, it is inhumane.
Honestly, it's sad that these particular people are being used in this political game. However, thousands more are being used by the Biden Administration and will fare much worse. It’s time to stop playing games and fix this problem.