This past Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) outright dismissed the various claims coming from left-wing media and Democrats that the group of 50 illegal immigrants which was sent out to Martha's Vineyard was "falsely lured" or even "enticed" into going along with the plan.
"I think that’s totally false," he stated in response to the questions coming from reporters as part of a press conference. "I think if you look, the folks that are contracted, not only do they give them a release form to sign, they actually give them a packet and in that packet included a map of Martha’s Vineyard. So it was obvious that that’s where they were going and they gave that to them."
"And here’s the thing, it’s all voluntary, because it’s just the type of thing where we think that’s the right way to do it," DeSantis went on. "I mean, I think that if the states could send, I would send back to Mexico or back to the home country. But here we are doing it voluntarily, they sign a release, and then they get a packet. So they did get a packet that had the map of Martha’s Vineyard. And they’re also treated, you know very well with all this, I mean, they’re treated well with meals and everything."
DeSantis then took time to speak out about a recent CNN segment in which the political left from the show seemingly suggested that DeSantis lawfully sending a group of 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard was the same thing as the Holocaust.
"I saw somebody on CNN try to say, ‘sending 50 illegal aliens to wealthy Martha’s Vineyard is reminiscent of the Holocaust,'" explained DeSantis. "And I just thought to myself, has the world gotten totally mad? I mean, these are voluntary transportation that they’re signing up for, but they’re given a good ride, they’re given everything. And that’s just you know, it’s a humane thing to do."
"What’s not humane, is what Biden is doing, he’s given a false promise, the border’s open, luring people to come here for political purposes, and then basically cutting these people loose and leaving them high and dry," DeSantis concluded. "What he should say is, ‘our border’s not open. You know, there’s ways to apply to come to this country, but just simply barreling across the border is not one of them.’ And I think you can trace all this back to him coming to office and reversing President Trump’s policies, not because Trump’s policies were wrong, it was all just a big virtue signal, because they don’t like Trump. So they have to do everything the opposite of him."
"I saw somebody on CNN try to say sending 50 illegal aliens to wealthy Martha's Vineyard is reminiscent of the Holocaust. And I thought to myself, has the world gone totally mad? I mean this is voluntary transportation they're signing up for." - @RonDeSantisFL 🔥 pic.twitter.com/1A3TqwjpUk
— DeSantis War Room 🐋 (@DeSantisWarRoom) September 16, 2022