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THE MASSACHUSETTS government announced Friday that it will transfer to Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) 50 migrants sent untimely Wednesday night by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
The Governor’s Office said on Friday that the transfer will be voluntary and thanked the local authorities of Martha’s Vineyard who mobilized to receive the immigrants.
The government did not detail how the transfer to the base, which is located on touristy Cape Cod, a cape on the Massachusetts mainland in the northeastern United States, will be handled.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating efforts between state and local officials to ensure access to food, shelter and essential services for these men, women and children.
The MA Governor also plans to activate up to 125 members of the state’s National Guard as part of the relief effort.
DeSantis, a Republican, sent two planes Wednesday night with mostly Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard Island in Duke County.
The Dukes County Emergency Management Association said residents and authorities arranged temporary housing for the migrants.
DeSantis has joined the initiative of his Texas counterpart, Gregg Abbot, to send hundreds of migrants to states with Democratic governments, as an expression of his opposition to the immigration policy of President Joe Biden’s administration.