Massachusetts Governor Calls In National Guard — Over 50 Migrants

Mass Governor Calls In National Guard Over 50 Migrants
Martha's Vineyard, MA - September 15: A handful of migrants outside of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Two planes of migrants from Venezuela arrived suddenly Wednesday night on Martha's Vineyard. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Massachusetts called in the National Guard Friday to deal with the ‘humanitarian crisis’ locals claim was set off by just 50 migrants being flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — before the deep-blue state shifted the new arrivals on to Cape Cod.
  • Three buses rolled up to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown to take the mostly Venezuelan migrants on the first leg of their journey from the elite island of multimillion-dollar mansions — including a seven-bedroom home owned by former President Barack Obama — to Joint Base Cape Cod on the mainland.
  • The National Guard members will supplement work already underway by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Charlie Baker’s office said in a statement.

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