Nantucket is a well-to-do Massachusetts vacation island like Martha’s Vineyard, where Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis last week sent about 50 migrants.
Nantucket residents and visitors are generally considered more Republican- or conservative-leaning than those in Martha’s Vineyard.
“It may seem burdensome, but if those southern governors thought they were putting a burden on our community, well, they were wrong,” Nantucket Police Chief Bill Pittman said late last week. “We’re ready for it.”
Vineyard officials sent the migrants to a joint military base on the mainland, Cape Cod, arguing they could be better cared for there.