Martha’s Vineyard migrants now being put up in dorm-style digs at Joint Base Cape Cod

Inside the ‘dormitory-style’ rooms the 50 Venezuelan migrants shipped to Cape Cod are now living in after Martha’s Vineyard deported them

  • After being unceremoniously deposited on Martha’s Vineyard, a group of 50 Venezuelan migrants were swiftly taken to Joint Base Cape Cod
  • The Massachusetts government has mobilized hundreds of people to accommodate dozens of illegal migrant visitors sent by Ron DeSantis
  • The Florida Gov.’s administration says they are sending migrants to ‘sanctuary cities’ which will provide care for the people they have invited in to the country
  • The group now has beds, bathrooms, a cafeteria and have been fed traditional Venezuelan dishes

After causing a ‘humanitarian crisis’ and being shipped from the elite enclave of Martha’s Vineyard to Joint Base Cape Cod, the 50 mostly-Venezuelan migrants who made headlines last week after arriving at the Massachusetts island are comfortably bunking dorm-style at the nearby army base.

Following the media and community uproar that was the result of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s (R) move to transport 50 illegal migrants from Texas to the coastal vacation destination, Martha’s Vineyard and the greater Massachusetts political class has been scrambling to figure out what to do with the migrants.

Now the group has been taken to Joint Base Cape Cod, where 125 members of the state’s National Guard have been dispatched and the state’s Emergency Management Agency has been activated to help the men, women and children who have become national emblems for the illegal immigration issue facing the US.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) said that his ‘administration has been working across state government to develop a plan to ensure these individuals will have access to the services they need going forward, and Joint Base Cape Cod is well equipped to serve these needs.’

The migrants reportedly have access to beds fitted with sheets, towels, bathrooms, and a cafeteria facility. 

The college dorm-like digs at Joint Base Cape Cod, where the group of 50 illegal migrants were relocated after making waves on Martha's Vineyard

The college dorm-like digs at Joint Base Cape Cod, where the group of 50 illegal migrants were relocated after making waves on Martha’s Vineyard

The group has access to common areas and a cafeteria in addition to beds and bathroom facilities

The group has access to common areas and a cafeteria in addition to beds and bathroom facilities

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker dispatched 125 members of his state's National Guard to help assist the group

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker dispatched 125 members of his state’s National Guard to help assist the group

Martha's Vineyard locals helped feed and take care of the illegal Venezuelan migrants during their short stay on the popular vacation isle

Martha’s Vineyard locals helped feed and take care of the illegal Venezuelan migrants during their short stay on the popular vacation isle

Some of the group spent their time browsing the island, perusing local malls and attempting to sort out their next steps

Some of the group spent their time browsing the island, perusing local malls and attempting to sort out their next steps

DeSantis had been following the cue of his Texas and Arizona counterparts, who are busing scores of migrants who crossed into the US illegally to New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

The Florida governor sent the group of 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, where officials immediately bemoaned the situation, calling in the National Guard to relocate the group because the city allegedly had no shelters available.

He said: ‘The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they go berserk, and they’re so upset that this is happening.’

A communications director for the DeSantis administration said of the move, ‘States like Massachusetts, New York and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states.” 

DeSantis’s move arrives after Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) sent 101 of illegal migrants to the Vice Presidential residence of Kamala Harris in Washington DC just days after she declared that the border was ‘secure.’

Abbott in particular has long been dealing with the realities of governing a state that witnesses the havoc wrought by mass illegal immigration at the border.

Martha’s Vineyard declared a ‘humanitarian crisis’ after just 50 migrants arrived unexpectedly, while some Texas border towns, which also lack the capacity or desire to stomach buses of illegal immigrants arriving at their doors, are forced to deal with the issue in much higher numbers on a daily basis and with much less fanfare from the media elite.

Pictured: A group of 50 migrants enjoyed Venezuelan dishes at the military base after Martha's Vineyard declared an emergency over the group's arrival

Pictured: A group of 50 migrants enjoyed Venezuelan dishes at the military base after Martha’s Vineyard declared an emergency over the group’s arrival

A local restaurant owner dropped off some traditional Venezuelan dishes at the joint base

A local restaurant owner dropped off some traditional Venezuelan dishes at the joint base

Members of the group rejoiced to see traditional Venezuelan foods like arepas, black beans and plantains

Members of the group rejoiced to see traditional Venezuelan foods like arepas, black beans and plantains

Martha's Vineyard declared an emergency over the migrants and called in the National Guard, prompting the immigrants to be moved 32 miles away to Cape Cod

Martha’s Vineyard declared an emergency over the migrants and called in the National Guard, prompting the immigrants to be moved 32 miles away to Cape Cod

Aerial shot of Joint Base Cape Cod, where the migrants will stay until a more permanent solution is agreed upon

Aerial shot of Joint Base Cape Cod, where the migrants will stay until a more permanent solution is agreed upon 

Some lawmakers on the opposite side of the aisle to DeSantis and Abbott were so deeply displeased by the arrival of the migrants that they are asking the Justice Department to open an investigation into whether the Florida governor trafficked the migrants to the seaside vacation town.

‘We are asking the Department of Justice open an investigation to hold DeSantis & others accountable for these inhumane acts. Not only is it morally criminal, there are legal implications around fraud, kidnapping, deprivation of liberty, and human trafficking,’ wrote state Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Wood Hole).

In the last 10 months, US Customs & Border Protection encountered more than 150% the number of Venezuelan migrants than it encountered or apprehended in the entire prior year. 

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