Volunteers Gather to Reflect and Look Forward
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.
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Islandwide Thank You
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."
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Migrant Relief Action Was Islandwide Effort
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.
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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Venezuelan Migrants
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.
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Venezuelan Migrants Look to Next Steps at Joint Base Cape Cod
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.
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Vineyard Community Rallies Relief Efforts to Assist Stranded Migrants
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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Planeloads of Venezuelan Migrants Arrive at Martha's Vineyard Airport
A humanitarian effort was underway Thursday on Martha's Vineyard to shelter and feed 50 migrants from Venezuela and Colombia who arrived unexpectedly by plane Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis claimed responsibility.
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