DeSantis Shreds Claims That Illegals Were ‘Falsely Lured’ To Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) clapped back on Friday after Democrats and the left-wing media tried to claim that the 50 illegal immigrants he transported to Martha’s Vineyard were “falsely lured” or “enticed” into going.

After being asked about the issue by a reporter during a press conference, the Florida governor shredded the left’s claims — revealing that they had actually provided the illegals with a release form to sign, and a packet that included a map of Martha’s Vineyard, and their decision to get on the plane was entirely voluntary.

“I think that’s totally false,” DeSantis told the reporter. “I think if you look, the folks that are contracted, not only do they give them a release form to sign, they actually give them a packet and in that packet included a map of Martha’s Vineyard. So it was obvious that that’s where they were going and they gave that to them.”

“And here’s the thing, it’s all voluntary, because it’s just the type of thing where we think that’s the right way to do it,” he added. “I mean, I think that if the states could send, I would send back to Mexico or back to the home country. But here we are doing it voluntarily, they sign a release, and then they get a packet. So they did get a packet that had the map of Martha’s Vineyard. And they’re also treated, you know very well with all this, I mean, they’re treated well with meals and everything.”

DeSantis went on to blast CNN for a segment from last week in which the leftists on the show compared his move to transporting illegals to Martha’s Vineyard to the Holocaust.

“I saw somebody on CNN try to say, ‘sending 50 illegal aliens to wealthy Martha’s Vineyard is reminiscent of the Holocaust,’” the governor said. “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 humane thing to do.”

DeSantis then pivoted to calling out the Biden administration for their open border policies and “luring people to come” to the United States “for political purposes.”

“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,” the governor said. “What he should say is, ‘our border’s not open. You know, there’s ways to apply to come to this country, but just simply barreling across the border is not one of them.’ And I think you can trace all this back to him coming to office and reversing President Trump’s policies, not because Trump’s policies were wrong, it was all just a big virtue signal, because they don’t like Trump. So they have to do everything the opposite of him.”