The duty of caring for the mostly Venezuelan nationals now falls on the beleaguered backs of the Massachusetts National Guard on the mainland.
The migrants were shipped by bus and ferry to Cape Cod on Friday morning.
About 55.5% of the homes on Martha’s Vineyard are vacation homes — the highest rate in the entire nation, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Realtors.
One local resident even urged former President Barack Obama to offer up his $12 million Vineyard vacation manse for shelter, according to the New York Post. But none of those vacation homeowners apparently stepped up to offer shelter to the unexpected visitors.
“Operations ended here at 11 a.m.” an officer at the Duke’s County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital on Friday.
Dukes County includes all six municipalities on Martha’s Vineyard. The Martha’s Vineyard migrants were taken by bus on Friday morning and put on an 11 a.m. ferry to the Massachusetts mainland, an official at the administrative office of Duke’s County confirmed.
Plans call for Gov. Charlie Baker to “activate up to 125 members of the Massachusetts National Guard as part of this relief effort,” according to a statement from the governor.
“The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is coordinating efforts among state and local officials to ensure access to food, shelter and essential services for these men, women and children,” the statement said.