More than 500 illegal migrants reach the southern border within hours, while Martha’s Vineyard 50 . drives away

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More than 500 illegal migrants reached part of the southern border in just a few hours on Friday — just as Martha’s Vineyard was struggling to accommodate an influx of just one-tenth that amount.

Fox News, using thermal imaging technology, saw lines of migrants illegally flooding the border in Eagle Pass, Texas — one of the hardest hit areas from the migrant crisis that has engulfed the southern border since early 2021.

Within just two hours, Fox News saw three major groups totaling more than 500 illegal border crossings in three places. There have been more than 450,000 border crossings in this part of the border alone this fiscal year.

In Del Rio Sector alone, where the Eagle Pass is located, there are an average of 1,500-2,000 illegal crossings daily. Last weekend alone, the Del Rio sector saw 3,300 illegal crossings and more than 733 “escapes”.

THE ‘HUMANITARIAN CRISIS’ OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD IS ONLY 0.000025% OF THE BORDER CRISIS

The encounters come just as a political controversy was brewing in Martha’s Vineyard, where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had sent 50 migrants on planes. Democrats found the action cruel and a political stunt. Republican governors in Texas and Arizona have bused migrants to the refuges of Chicago, New York and Washington DC, though this is only a fraction of those found at the border.

“They used them as political pawns — treated them like chattels in a cruel, premeditated political stunt.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday about the GOP governors.

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A line of illegal migrants crosses Eagle Pass on September 16, 2022.

A line of illegal migrants crosses Eagle Pass on September 16, 2022.
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Meanwhile, California Governor Gavin Newsom called on the Department of Justice to investigate whether DeSantis’ actions were kidnappings or other federal crimes.

“Several individuals transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter incited them to accept the tour offer based on false statements that they would be transported to Boston and given quick access to work permits,” Newsom wrote. “I urge the US Department of Justice to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent incitement would support the kidnapping allegations under relevant state laws.”

Republicans noted that the number sent to the liberal summer hotspot was only a fraction of the number who storm the border every day. DeSantis mocked liberals for their response to the small number of migrants sent to the popular vacation spot.

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“The minute even a small portion of what those border towns go through every day is brought to their doorsteps, they go crazy and are so upset that this is happening. And it just shows you that their virtue signaling is a fraud,” he said.

On Friday, buses arrived at the island resort to take the migrants off the island and transport them to Joint Base Cape Cod instead.

Republican administration Charlie Baker announced that 125 members of the Massachusetts National Guard — more than double the number of migrants — had been activated to deal with what one group described as a “humanitarian crisis.”

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“Shortly after the arrival of these individuals, the residents of Martha’s Vineyard teamed up with local and state officials to provide temporary shelter and supplies for a moment of dire need,” Baker said in a statement. “However, the island communities are not equipped to provide sustainable housing, and state officials have developed a plan to provide a comprehensive humanitarian response.”

Meanwhile, there have been more than two million migrant encounters across the border this fiscal year, including about 200,000 a month during the summer. The number sent to Martha’s Vineyard represents only 0.00025% of those encounters.

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