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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA- You just had to know that George Soros had his grubby little socialist paws in the Martha’s Vineyard situation involving Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the recent lawsuit filed by the “Venezuelan immigrants.” Isn’t this guy like 92 or something?
According to the Daily Signal, the media arm of The Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit backed by Soros is apparently behind the group suing DeSantis and other Florida officials over the state’s relocation of illegal immigrants from the sweltering Texas border area to the affluent (and might we add ‘sanctuary city”) of Martha’s Vineyard, located just off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
The Daily Caller reports that an advocacy firm of slip-and-fall lawyers called “Lawyers for Civil Rights” filed the suit Tuesday with an immigration nonprofit, Alianza Americas on behalf of “Vineyard migrants and all similarly situated people who are fraudulently induced to travel across state lines by DeSantis and the State of Florida.”
It should be noted that three nonprofits in Soros’ Open Society Foundations have given almost $1.4 million to Alianza Americas between the years 2016 and 2020, according to that “charity’s” records.
The terms “charity” and “nonprofit” when it comes to anything connected to Soros is a clear contradiction in terms, since Soros famously inserts himself in politics on behalf of Democrats whenever the mood strikes him.
Soros is of course an open borders zealot who must be thrilled with the current state of the US southern border under the Biden administration.
“Soros’ vision of global ‘open society’ hinges on wrenching open every country’s borders, whether the citizens of those countries want to or not,” Hayden Ludwig, a senior researcher at the conservative investigative think tank Capital Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“We’ve traced millions of dollars flowing through his Open Society Network into open borders groups in America, Europe, and the developing world, always with the same goal: undermining national sovereignty.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation writes that Open Society Foundations consists of a “network” which includes three nonprofits—Open Society Institute, Open Society Policy Center and Foundation to Promote Open Society. The grants were issued in order to advocate on immigration and its related causes.
For DeSantis, he is unconcerned about the lawsuits, noting that all of the Venezuelan immigrants had signed a release waiver and indicated they were happy to escape the oppressive conditions in south Texas for the sandy beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, where rooms and jobs are now plentiful since it’s off season.
“If these activists spent even a fraction of this time and effort at the border, perhaps some accountability would be brought to the Biden administration’s reckless border policies that entice illegal immigrants to make dangerous and often lethal journeys through Central America and put their lives in the hands of cartels and coyotes,” a spokesman for DeSantis told Fox News, which first reported on the grants Wednesday.
The suit alleges that the illegals were given misleading information about matters such as housing, employment services and financial aid. The suit also claims officials in Florida “intentionally targeted only individuals who are non-white and born outside the United States.”
Uh, yeah…that’s kind of the purpose for sending them to “sanctuary” locations…since they’re here illegally and the federal government won’t do anything about them anyway.
The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed via documents that all the immigrants sent to Massachusetts were aware of their destination before boarding the aircraft. A source told the outlet that immigrants “were asked multiple times if they wanted to go,” as well as being provided a consent form available in both English and Spanish, as confirmed by documents reviewed by Fox News:
“I agree to hold the benefactor or its designed representatives harmless of all liability arising out of or in any way relating to any injuries and damages that may occur during the agreed transport to locations outside of Texas until the final destination in Massachusetts,” the form read.
The Daily Caller reached out to Lawyers for Civil Rights, as well as Open Society Foundation and Alianza Americas for comment. None of them replied.
ICYMI, below is our story about Democrats asking the Department of Justice to stick their nose into the Martha’s Vineyard situation.
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WASHINGTON, DC- Face it America…we are in the throes of a Stalinist takeover of our government. Every day, there is a new case where the criminal and intelligence apparatus is targeting a Republican for some BS “crime.”
On the same day we learned the New York Attorney General’s office has launched a probe into Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, we hear that some Democrats are asking the Department of Justice to go after Republican governors Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Greg Abbott (R-TX), both of whom are running for reelection, according to The Federalist.
Change the script a bit and put Donald Trump in place of Biden and Gretchen Whitmer and Gavin Newsom in place of DeSantis and Abbott.
What do you think the media would be talking about 24/7? Pelosi would already have impeachment articles drawn up. But for the Biden administration, this is business as usual in our former Constitutional republic.
The fact of the matter is the Democrats cannot stand the fact that DeSantis and Abbott are painting the Democrats as abject hypocrites with apparent short-term memory loss.
When both governors started taking illegal immigrants allowed into the country by the Biden administration with the full support of Democrats and the left-wing media, and started shipping them to blue states, so-called “sanctuary” states and cities, Democrats lost their proverbial sh*t.
Last week, DeSantis sent two planes with a total of 50 illegal immigrants to the toney enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, which voted for Joe Biden by about 90%. Martha’s Vineyard is where Barack Obama, a true man of the people, has a multi-million dollar waterfront mansion.
Others who call the Vineyard home at least part of the year include Spike Lee, James Taylor and the haughty John Kerry. In fact, Martha’s Vineyard proudly announces that it welcomes “everyone” to their little island community. That is except apparently illegals from Venezuela.
Now, several Democrats and one RINO governor are asking the Department of Justice to investigate both Florida and Texas for “trafficking” migrants out of their states “against their will.”
This of course ignores the rather well-established fact that the Biden administration has been doing the exact same thing, flying illegals into an airport in White Plains, New York in the middle of the night, landings which were there for all to see on right-leaning media outlets. The leftist mainstream media outlets of course ignored it.
In other words, DeSantis and Abbott are doing the same thing the Biden administration was (and probably still is) doing. Yet now Democrats have their panties in a bunch.
According to DeSantis, “these are voluntary transportation” to Martha’s Vineyard, which he said has boasted of being a “haven” for migrants. Which of course makes a nice virtue signaling sign, but when push came to shove, Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t want migrants anywhere near their multi-million dollar homes.
'And I just thought to myself, has the world gotten totally mad? I mean, these are voluntary transportation that they’re signing up for, but they’re given a good ride, they’re given everything. And that’s just you know, it’s a human thing to do.'
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) September 19, 2022
One of the first Democrats to whine about the relocation of the illegals was California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who apparently fancies himself a future presidential candidate, despite the fact he has run the once great state of California into the ground.
Knowing that DeSantis is an extremely popular governor in Florida and has been widely touted as a presidential candidate on the Republican side himself, Newsom wrote (probably in crayon) to Biden’s attack dog, Attorney General Merrick Garland and demanded an investigation into the “morally reprehensible” and potentially “illegal” act of bringing illegal immigrants across country.
Apparently a group of slip-and-fall lawyers have also asked the US Attorney for Massachusetts, Republican-hater Rachael Rollins, to open a criminal investigation into the Martha’s Vineyard flights.
The request (or rather demand) by Newsom is rather hilarious because when he served as mayor of San Francisco, he famously bussed homeless people out of town. Apparently, only Democrats are permitted to deal with people whom they consider a “problem.”
Newsom laughably suggested the DOJ lodge kidnapping and “civil rights conspiracy” charges against Republican governors in what he called “this alleged fraudulent scheme.”
The only fraud around here is Newsom and the rest of the virtue signaling governors who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. Ask Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, who promptly dispatched illegal immigrants sent to “sanctuary city” Chicago out to the suburbs.
DeSantis laughed off Newsom’s demands, however and suggested that Newsom’s “hair gel is interfering with his brain function.” However, given the radical nature of this administration and the Department of Justice, nothing whatsoever is out of the realm of possibility. Any agency that would raid the home of a former president who is widely considered the opponent-in-waiting for the dementia-riddled Joe Biden is capable of anything.
In fact, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, an unhinged radical in her own right, told Bloomberg that the agency is looking at “a number of inquiries and letters” such as Newsom’s which are demanding an investigation.
As The Federalist noted, it’s unknown if those “inquiries and letters” include Biden’s midnight flights to New York and other locales, however said it’s unlikely, since the agency is enjoying its newfound dictatorial powers.
You see, the DOJ under Garland is less interested in going after real criminals and instead focuses its energy on elderly people who wore red hats at the US Capitol on January 6 and parents who don’t want their kids transitioned or taught that they’re racist oppressors.
It has also focused on harassing Gov. Abbott, who has tried to take border enforcement into his own hands since the federal government refuses to do what they are constitutionally mandated to do.
The DOJ has focused efforts on preventing Abbott from building a wall at t the Texas-Mexico border and is also probing Operation Lone Star, where Abbott deployed over 10,000 Texas National Guard troops and Department of Public Safety troopers to the border, in order to secure it from foreign invasion.
The claim is that is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a stretch if there ever was one. Perhaps they should apply that same Act to those being held without bail in the Washington, DC equivalent of Russian gulags for trespassing and parading at the US Capitol.
It’s unknown if the DOJ would actually go after DeSantis and Abbott for actually doing what the federal government is failing to do, stop an unmitigated invasion of our southern border. But would it really surprise anyone? It wouldn’t us.
We have not seen a Department of Justice this weaponized to meet a particular political agenda in decades, if ever. Oh, there was a time (clearly) under Obama when Eric Holder’s DOJ was politicized for purposes of undermining Donald Trump and others. However this is virtually unprecedented.
A couple of weeks ago, Biden signaled that those who do not agree with his and the Democrats’ radical agenda are extremists. His speech in front of Independence Hall was likely the darkest address made by a sitting president in our 246 year history. For a president to call people who do not agree with him a “threat to democracy” is an escalation such as we haven’t seen in some time.
Keep an eye on what happens with DeSantis. As someone who would likely be the Republican nominee should Trump decline a second shot at the White House, targeting him after targeting Trump would present a scary moment in our history. Remember…if you switched the name Biden for Trump and this was happening, it would be on the mainstream media 24/7.
When you criminalize political dissent, you accomplish two things. For one, you at a minimum erode the trust of roughly half of the population of the United States in their government and especially in the ability of that government to apply the law fairly and equally.
And secondly and much more dangerous, you are telling that half of the population that their government is not merely not aligned with them but in fact is their enemy.
Our country is in extremely dangerous territory and Garland and Biden need to tread very, very carefully or they could set something off that will be hard to contain.
Let’s hope sane and cooler heads prevail.
For more on Democrats losing their you know what over DeSantis’s move, we invite you to read our previous piece:
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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA- Sorry…no room at the inn. No jobs either…at least that’s the official word. Perhaps they should have checked the local paper first.
America’s superstar governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) shipped 50 illegals to Obama’s backyard, the toney island community of Martha’s Vineyard, located just off the Massachusetts coast.
After all, as a liberal enclave that overwhelmingly voted for Joe Biden, surely the residents of Martha’s Vineyard support his policies, including the one which has opened the southern border.
Moreover, as a liberal utopia where most would seemingly support Massachusetts’ identity as a “sanctuary state,” surely they could accept a mere 50 illegals shipped up via airplane to their community.
Illegals Arrive On Martha’s Vineyard Courtesy of Gov Ron DeSantishttps://t.co/3fyNPmmN9m
— Mr Producer (@RichSementa) September 15, 2022
After all, shouldn’t they be willing to “share the load” so to speak? Why should only Texas, Arizona and to a lesser extent California and New Mexico have to bear the burden? Or Florida, where Biden has shipped thousands of illegal immigrants. Gov. DeSantis just wants to share the wealth, so to speak.
Alas Martha’s Vineyard, which even posts signs telling everyone how “inclusive” they are, is all bluster and no action. While their sign states they “stand with immigrants, with refugees, with indigenous peoples…” they really don’t mean it.
“We don’t have any place to put these people!” they cry. The coordinator of the island’s homeless shelter, Lisa Belcastro had a virtual meltdown during an interview with the Cape Cod Times, Gateway Pundit reports.
“The difficult challenges are—we have to, at some pint in time they [illegals] have to move from here to somewhere else—we cannot, we don’t have the services to take care of 50 immigrants and we certainly don’t have housing. We’re in a housing crisis as we are on this island! We can’t house everyone that lives here and works here. We don’t have housing for 50 more people.”
US govt provides up to 120 days of resettlement support after a refugee(legal or illegal) has been granted asylum. These 50 are all asylum seekers and have already been processed. Lisa Belcastro needs to stop being a mouthpiece for the rich and entitled. pic.twitter.com/WHDHVYfll0
— Boston Radio Watch® (@bostonradio) September 15, 2022
That might have been true about three weeks ago, but that is no longer the case. Once Labor Day rolls around, the population of the Vineyard dwindles significantly,
So what about those thousands of hotel rooms? Clearly the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can afford to put these individuals up for a while, like the whole winter while they seek a permanent solution, can’t they?
As Gateway Pundit notes, “Martha’s Vineyard happily hosts thousands of tourists every summer, however when 50 poor illegals are dumped on the island it is a “humanitarian crisis” but 4.2 illegal immigrants in 19 months is a secure border.”
US News & World Report actually found a number of nice hotels and inns on the island that would be more than suitable for these Florida refugees. Ah, but those rooms are only reserved for the beautiful people. Hey, maybe Barack Obama, or John Kerry have room at their huge mansions. Maybe James Taylor, or Meg Ryan?
'We don't have the services to take care of 50 immigrants.' https://t.co/XiwM6mBBtk
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) September 16, 2022
Oh, but we’re told there are no jobs on the island either now that it’s “off-season” and all.
Ah, but that would be a bit of hyperbole. In fact, the Vineyard Gazette, which published a story bemoaning the arrival of the 50 earlier last week. They also spoke about a “community effort” which was “in a typical Vineyard fashion” of helping to coordinate temporary housing for the illegals, at least until they could be shipped off the island as fast as they can.
Ironically, the Vineyard Gazette’s classified section listed no less than 50 jobs in their classified section. Those position included positions for laborers, custodians, landscapers, bakers, cooks, dishwashers, technicians, library assistant and several retail positions, the Epoch Times reported.
Meanwhile it is also reported that a local supermarket chain is famous for looking for help throughout the entire year. In addition, the local YMCA also offered a number of positions, and in fact shares a complex with the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services which ironically ran an ad seeking a “bilingual preferred” administrative assistant. Perfect!
The Epoch Times came across some locals enjoying lunch at the local airport and they said that while the dearth of summer jobs has ended, there are still plenty of job opportunities on the island.
So…no housing, and no jobs, Yet there seems to be plenty of both. In fact, one of the locals told the outlet that the three grocery stores, part of the Stop & Shop chain have worker dormitories, which are “now empty” with most of the summer help having left the island. Hmmm. Jobs and housing.
Yet despite the plethora of jobs being offered on the Vineyard Gazette, some insist there are no jobs available, including Charles Rus, music director at St. Andrews, an episcopal church in the town of Edgartown where the illegals were housed.
“There’s space but there’s no job,” he said.
Rus disputed the notion illegals were being forced off the island, claiming that they had to do so for “practical reasons” such as attending court hearings. Nothing of course to do with the fact the Martha’s Vineyard elite simply don’t want them there.
There was also some dispute apparently about whether Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had prior notification of the flight’s arrival at the Martha’s Vineyard airport or if he didn’t, received pressure from somebody to get them off the island.
“I don’t think Baker woke up in the morning and said, ‘Hey I think I’ll take those 50 immigrants off the hands of Martha’s Vineyard,” said Richard Rooney, who lives on the island and owns a real estate agency.
Only 24 hours after their arrival, Baker approved the group’s transfer to a military base near Bourne on the Massachusetts mainland. Rooney also noted there are strict requirements at the local airport for unscheduled flights, leading to speculation Baker may have been tipped off ahead of times and set the wheels in motion to have the illegals removed.
Buses Arrive at Martha’s Vineyard and DEPORT Illegals Off the Island…Democrats are a bunch of lying hypocrites !! And they are using 125 Massachusetts National Guard to assist..So Abbott should do the same down at the border . Call his National Guard to deport them back! pic.twitter.com/toh75jqAny
— ShotGunBonnie (@ShotGun_Bonnie) September 16, 2022
According to the airport’s flight notification protocols, a 24-hour notification is required for any plane with more than nine passengers, and a passenger list must also be provided in advance.
Video footage from Fox News shows the illegals coming off the plane just after arriving in Martha’s Vineyard, again causing speculation.
Rooney questioned why, if the plane was “secretly” sent by DeSantis, there were media members at the airport filming the debarkation of the illegals.
An airport employee who answered a call from the Epoch Times said he was not permitted to speak to the press about the airport’s notification procedures.
Speculation about who contacted Baker if he didn’t indeed have foreknowledge about the flights is running rampant, with some suspecting the island’s most prominent resident, Barack Obama called Baker to have the illegals removed.
In fact Republican gubernatorial candidate Geoff Diehl told the Epoch Times he has filed a FOIA request to find out who called Baker.
That would make sense, since a number of people had suggested Obama put up his multi-million dollar mansion as housing for the illegals. Perhaps they could have set up a tent city on the Obama’s expansive estate. Or maybe old Barry could have let them borrow a few rooms. After all, he has always been an advocate of no borders.
Meanwhile, the illegals have been removed, leaving the beautiful people of Martha’s Vineyard to once again virtue signal and lecture the rest of us about how “intolerant” we are.
However, they have been outed as a bunch of phony hypocrites who when it mattered, simply couldn’t cash the check they had been incessantly writing.
Gov. DeSantis even told Massachusetts he was going to do this way back in December when Florida’s budget was approved. For more on that, we invite you to:
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TALLAHASSEE, FL- There’s a saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” That is true in life and in politics, and for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, he just laid down the gauntlet for the Biden administration.
According to Fox News, DeSantis is proposing an $8 million budget allocation to take illegal aliens transported to the Sunshine State and ship them elsewhere…Martha’s Vineyard and Delaware, for example.
“In yesterday’s budget, I put in $8 million for us to be able to transport people here illegally out of the state of Florida,” America’s governor said at a Friday press conference.
“It’s somewhat tongue in cheek, but it is true, if you sent them to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard or some of these places, that border would be secure the next day.”
The references were not so veiled shots at Biden, who is from Delaware as he constantly reminds us, and Barack Obama, who apparently has a “global climate change”-proof oceanfront mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.
The allocation was included in DeSantis’s Freedom First Budget, which the governor says will protect against harm caused by illegal immigration. The money would be used for the transportation of unauthorized aliens from Florida to other states or the District of Columbia.
Neither the White House, nor the Obama Foundation responded to request for comment from The Epoch Times about DeSantis’s not-so-veiled shot at Biden and Obama.
In addition, DeSantis is encouraging more counties to participate in a program known as the 287(g) program, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program whereby anyone arrested on criminal charges and booked into county jails in Florida are asked about their immigration status. Another proposal would include the listing of convicted illegal aliens on a public website.
This isn’t the first time DeSantis has suggested sending illegal aliens to Delaware.
Last month, he said his office was exploring legal recourse after it was found the administration had sent some 70 flights full of illegal aliens to Jacksonville, Florida after they had been picked up along the southern border with Mexico.
“We’re going to get together and figure out what we can do in the immediate term to protect folks in Florida,” DeSantis told reporters at the time, explaining his options were limited due to federal controls on immigration policies.
He complained that if they are not doing that, “then clearly the state should be able to come in and provide protection, and so that’s what we’re going to be looking to do.”
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said. “I will send them to Delaware,” an obvious shot at Biden.
This week’s proposal, according to the Miami Herald, would be paid for by interest accrued from federal funds. In other words, Biden would be in essence paying to have illegal aliens ostensibly sent to his home state.
“One of the priorities that we’ve been working on for many months now, and we’ll continue to work with the legislature when they get back is dealing with the fallout from the reckless border policies of the Biden administration,” DeSantis said.
He promised his administration would be proposing a “series of legislative reforms” to push back against Biden’s open borders agenda, including barring any contractors who assist the administration transport migrants into and across Florida from future contracts with the state.
“We have a responsibility to stand up for the rule of law,” the governor said.
As most people are aware, Biden’s border policies have proven to be an abject disaster, with the Department of Homeland Security confirming they expected in excess of two million illegal aliens to cross the border by the end of this year. Republicans have slammed the administration’s inept response to what has amounted to an invasion at the southern border.
“Our immigration system is on fire, and bad policies are fanning the flames wrote Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), who represents the 23rd Texas Congressional District, which abuts the US-Mexico border, in a recent essay.
If DeSantis is looking for more places to send illegal aliens from Florida, might we suggest the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) owns a multi-million dollar, 3,332 square foot mansion.
Another option would be Saint Helena, California, otherwise known as Napa Valley, where Pelosi owns a 16.55 acre vineyard with a 3,314 square foot home on it.
Or how about Manhattan, where MSNBC’s resident anti-white racist Joy Reid lives? We hear Roosevelt Island is nice this time of year. She also reportedly has a home in Pembroke Pines, FL., but DeSantis is trying to get these folks out of Florida.
Another stellar choice would be Beverly Hills, California, where a whole bevy of Hollywood loudmouths live who, if they are not hypocrites, should welcome any and all illegals from Florida. After all, they are more than happy to lecture the rest of us. Turnabout is fair play, right?
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