2022

A week after Venezuelan migrants first spent the night at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, over 40 volunteers gathered again Thursday evening. The meeting began with a candle lighting for each migrant who had been sheltered at the church.
With an opportunity to reflect on our Island response to the humanitarian crisis, I am drawn to a phrase: Beautiful things don't ask for attention."
The Island’s emergency infrastructure, established to deal with natural disasters and critical housing needs, was put to a different test last week when nearly 50 Venezuelan migrants arrived unexpectedly at Martha’s Vineyard Airport.
A Boston civil rights law firm this week filed a class action lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on behalf of Venezuelan migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard.
A group of mostly Venezuelan migrants who were flown to Martha's Vineyard with false promises were receiving assistance at Joint Base Cape Cod Monday after their short but welcoming stay on the Island came to an end.
State and Island officials, faith-based groups, nonprofit agencies and volunteers rallied quickly to accommodate 50 mostly Venezuelan migrants who arrived unexpectedly at Martha’s Vineyard Airport Wednesday, part of a coordinated political campaign to divert migrants from border states.

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