After months of Democrats continually denying its existence, the left exploded with outrage after the Biden Border Crisis reached Martha's Vineyard, home to former President Obama and liberal stronghold. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis relocated 50 migrants there earlier this week.
NEW: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planes full of migrants who crossed the border illegally to Martha’s Vineyard today. https://t.co/M1jRhKLuIc— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 14, 2022
Ironically, the reaction of local officials was to get rid of them as soon as possible despite one local official last year going so far as wishing Martha's Vineyard would be a "haven" for immigrants:
Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was pushing a bill that would have sent those illegally crossing the southern border to Democrat strongholds like Martha’s Vineyard. In response, Keith Chatinover, a Democrat Duke County commissioner, told MVTimes in October 2021, “I would love Martha’s Vineyard to become a haven for new immigrants to this country, but Senator Cruz has no idea what he’s talking about regarding a ‘border crisis.'”
The so-called "humanitarian crisis" that was experienced by the Massachusetts island for less than 48 hours was negligible compared to what is being experienced on the southern border:
The Chamber of Commerce of Martha’s Vineyard said the island was facing a “humanitarian crisis” after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent just 50 migrants to the island this week. Yet more than 24,000 illegal immigrants would need to arrive on the island for it to equally share the burden faced by Del Rio, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Del Rio area had more than 49,500 migrant encounters in July alone — more than the population of the city itself, which has a population of just over 34,500 people. By contrast, the year-round population of Martha’s Vineyard is 17,000 people and the island welcomed just 50 migrants when the “humanitarian crisis” was triggered.
To bring the migrant-to-resident ratio on Martha’s Vineyard into rough parity with that of Del Rio, more than 24,000 migrants would need to arrive on the island over the course of the next month.
As expected, the White House had no comment when a reporter pointed out that the Biden Administration has essentially done the same thing, flying migrants to interior states after they are processed at the border.
Reporter: "DeSantis' comment that this...is essentially no different than what the federal government has done in sending flights in the middle of the night ...taking migrants to various different states. Do you have a response to that?"— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 16, 2022
Jean-Pierre: "We are offering solutions." pic.twitter.com/ry9cyrzdVL
Maybe elite Democrats will begin to acknowledge the problems on the southern border now that the Biden Border Crisis is literally and metaphorically in their backyard.