Almost one year ago, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill that would bring processing centers for new migrants to Democratic hotspots. Martha’s Vineyard was on the list.
“They would be horrified,” said Cruz, and he was right. Within 48 hours of migrants landing on the island on Wednesday, the national guard was called in to haul off 50 migrants who were not welcome to stay and settle into their new homes. DeSantis’s point was immediately proven.
Other locations on the list of Dem-run towns that the Texas Senator suggested migrants be processed at included Palo Alto, California, Saint Helena, California, Greenwich, Connecticut, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Cambridge, Massachusettes, Block Island, Rode Island, Governor’s Island, NY, North Hero, Vermont, and Nantucket.
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Rode Island Congressman, Jim Langevin, was appalled with the idea and slammed Ted Cruz’s inclusive proposal as “childish”.
@TedCruz, keep Rhode Island’s name out of your mouth. These kind of bad-faith proposals do nothing to fix our broken immigration system. Get serious and quit the childish games, the outraged congressman posted in response to Cruz’s proposal.
.@TedCruz, keep Rhode Island’s name out of your mouth. ⁰⁰These kind of bad-faith proposals do nothing to fix our broken immigration system. ⁰⁰Get serious and quit the childish games. https://t.co/WuZ5jcrRIl— Jim Langevin (@JimLangevin) October 19, 2021
Guess we don’t need a crystal ball anymore to see if Senator Cruz’s plan would in fact perceived well. On Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis sent 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to gauge how the community would respond to intentionally becoming a “border town when 50 Venezuelan immigrants literally showed up on their doorstep.
Within 48 hours, the national guard was called in to bus them off the island determining that Martha’s Vineyard residents were not open to the idea of housing illegal aliens even if it were for just a few weeks in order to prove just how inclusive and diversified they were willing to be if in fact Cruz’s proposal were passed.
Perhaps the Dem-run towns that Cruz originally proposed might want to start taking the 2016 Presidential candidate more seriously now after what we just witnessed at both Kamala Harris’s private residence and Martha’s Vineyard last week. It may just be a matter of time before Cruz gets a few co-sponsors on the bill ultimately working its way to a vote.