A migrant landed on Martha’s Vineyard. A resident jumped in to help.

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from The Washington Post,

Earlier this month, Eliomar Aguero swam across the border separating the United States and Mexico with seven other people. The 30-year-old had been traveling for two months from Venezuela through 11 other countries by foot, bus and train.

Around the same time, Katrina Lima, 42, a real estate agent on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, was in the thick of her normal routine: running, work, dinners with friends. She was looking forward to the fall, a time when the vacation crowds thin and the island becomes even more luminous.

Earlier this week, these two lives intersected in an improbable chapter in America’s bitter debate over immigration. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) chartered two planes to fly a group of migrants from Texas to this small island in Massachusetts, which serves as a summer retreat for the liberal elite.

Simultaneously, Fifty migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard amidst an escalating battle between GOP governors and the White House over immigration were transported to a military base on Cape Cod Friday, as scrutiny mounted over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s use of state funds to airlift men, women and children arriving in Texas.

Florida lawmakers allocated $12 million in the state budget this year to “facilitate the transport of authorized aliens from this state” — raising questions about how the governor could justify the spending. The two Ultimate Air Shuttle flights originated in San Antonio — not Florida — according to Geoffrey Freeman, director of the airport on Martha’s Vineyard.

Two state Democratic lawmakers said Friday they will ask the legislature to instruct DeSantis to “cease his inappropriate use of taxpayer money.

Gavin Newsom writes to DOJ saying Ron DeSantis may have kidnapped migrants.

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