Delaware prepares for potential arrival of migrants after DeSantis chartered flights to Martha’s Vineyard, report says

Rafael Eduardo (left) an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela hugs another immigrant outside of the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, on Marthas Vineyard.

Delaware is preparing for a surprise arrival of migrants on Tuesday.
There is speculation that migrants could be sent to President Joe Biden’s home state.
Public officials are working to ensure any migrants who arrive will have support, a spokeswoman for the governor said.

Delaware is preparing for a surprise arrival of migrants in the town of Georgetown on Tuesday amid speculation that they soon could be flown to President Joe Biden’s home state.

The speculation follows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decisions last week to send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a well-to-do island where the Obamas have an estate, and Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in Washington, DC, to protest the Biden administration’s border policies.

Teams at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Delaware Department of Health and Social Services “are working with community organizations and other partners to make sure that migrants who arrive here have the support that they need,” Delaware Gov. John Carney’s spokesperson Emily David Hershman told The News Journal of Wilmington.

Last week, DeSantis, a Republican who is running for re-election and is considered a 2024 presidential contender, chartered two planes to transport about 50 undocumented migrants from San Antonio, Texas, to the Massachusetts island as part of Florida’s “relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.” A Texas sheriff announced on Monday that he is opening a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, saying they were “lured” with “promises of a better life.”

DeSantis had suggested in November that he could send migrants to Biden’s home state of Delaware. Newsweek reportered on Tuesday …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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