The Patriot Post® · The Demos' Martha's Vineyard Smokescreen

By Mark Alexander ·

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called Joe Biden’s border bluff, flying 48 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard Island, a leftist enclave playground for the rich and famous, including Barack Obama. Consequently, the Leftmedia talkingheads and scribes have been sparing no lie portraying the reception the immigrants received from MVI residents before being booted off the island as soon as buses could be arranged.

There have been breathless media reports about how the Venezuelan immigrants endured the dangerous trip to our southern border, paying human traffickers to ensure they could take advantage of Biden’s intentional and dangerous open-border policy invitation.

On Biden’s watch, more than 3.7 million illegal border crossers have surrendered to, or been captured by DHS since Biden took office. About 1.8 million have been expelled based on Title 42 pandemic restrictions still in place, though Biden just declared the pandemic is over, so maybe those expulsions are about to come to an abrupt halt. The other 1.8 million illegal immigrants were logged by DHS and then released, most swamping the towns and resources of border states resulting in a massive and sometimes deadly humanitarian crisis.

The surge across our “secure” border, as Border Czar Kamala Harris called it last week, set new records in August, and there are many more who cross undetected. DHS officially estimates there were more than 900,000 “known gotaways,” those who entered but were not captured, counted and released. That brings Biden’s total illegal immigration number closer to three million. That surge includes criminals who are bringing record amounts of deadly fentanyl into the country, resulting in record deaths of American citizens. Notably, it also includes increasing numbers of terrorists.

Unfortunately, at present, the Biden administration has deliberately prohibited any national database of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens he has invited into our country. I have discussed this at length with members of Congress and in the long-shot event Republicans retake both the House and Senate in the midterms, that database will be on the agenda. Every violent crime committed by Biden’s illegal pawns needs to be hung around his neck. Republican members of Congress are now requesting information on where Biden has shipped all the “known” illegal immigrants.

With that backdrop, among many other media sources obscuring the MVI immigrant arrival with a political smokescreen, CNN reported, “Donations poured in and volunteers rushed to help: Here’s how Martha’s Vineyard communities responded to the arrival of migrants.” In another article, CNN profiled how Vineyard residents gave the immigrants a warm reception — until they could deport them to Cape Cod. Local man Sean O'Sullivan claimed, “We’re used to dealing with people in need and we’re super happy — like they enriched us, we’re happy to help them on their journey.”

Reality check: I have friends who were in Edgartown on MVI where the immigrants were detained for 44 hours. They report that the newcomers were cordoned off by police in a one-block area and not allowed to leave that area until arrangements could be made to get them bused off the island. While people were kind, as we all would be, there were no leftist celebrities opening their homes or making any attempt to keep them on the island, despite the fact that there are plenty of fine accommodations available. Additionally, there are “Now Hiring” and “Help Wanted” signs in every business window given that seasonal high school and college kids have departed, but no jobs for the immigrants — as soon as funding was available, they were deported.

Instead, laughably, Martha’s Vineyard officials declared a “humanitarian crisis.”

“Humanitarian crisis”?

For the record, Martha’s Vineyard has an off-season population of 17,000 — more than 90% of whom are white privilege residents, and 90% of them voted for Biden. However, its summer seasonal population accommodates 180,000 visitors, which means that in September, when the 50 immigrants arrived, the island had abundant capacity to provide housing and resources.

To put this “humanitarian crisis” into perspective, National Review’s Brittany Bernstein notes, “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.” That same comparison is applicable with many other border state towns.

DeSantis responded: “The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they go berserk. … Their virtue-signaling is a fraud. Now what would be best is for Biden to do his damn job and secure the border.” Indeed, the virtue signalers recoil when immigrants show up in their yard. Political analyst Charles Hurt noted: “The only problem with those illegal aliens dumped on Martha’s Vineyard? They weren’t housekeepers and yard workers. If they had come bearing buckets and rakes, they would have been welcomed with open arms.”

Finally, Biden protested: “Republicans are playing politics with human beings, using them as props. What they’re doing is simply wrong. It’s un-American. It’s reckless.” Actually, Biden is the nation’s most notorious “human trafficker,” and the Democrats’ deceitful open-border policy is “simply wrong … un-American … reckless.”

In 2021 alone, Biden authorized almost 1,000 large charter “ghost flights” to many U.S. locations, including planes loaded with children — most under cover of darkness. (I have videos of them arriving at an FBO in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last summer.) Notably, Biden sent 70 flights to Florida.

Political analyst Katie Pavlich observed, “The White House is actually trying to argue sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard is far more cruel than emboldening a $1 trillion trafficking and smuggling cartel industry that thrives under Biden’s open border policies.”

Footnote: DeSantis has been accused of inhumanely and illegally luring immigrants onto the MVI flights with promises of housing and jobs, accusations he has completely debunked. DeSantis responds: “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.” Never underestimate the Demos’ collaboration with the Leftmedia to change the subject.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776