Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, fully aware of the deteriorating situation in Haiti and the potential influx of illegal migrants to his state, has made it clear that they will not be allowed to stay for long. In an interview with TheFirst TV’s Dana Loesch on Wednesday, the former 2024 GOP presidential candidate announced that he has directed 250 Florida National Guard troops and state troopers to be deployed along Florida’s coast in anticipation of this situation. This move comes as Haiti experiences further instability following the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Governor DeSantis acknowledged that he cannot simply send the Haitians back to their own country. As a result, he is considering the possibility of sending them to Martha’s Vineyard, a prestigious Massachusetts community known for its affiliation with prominent figures, including former President Barack Obama, who owns a residence there.

“The problem when you get to a situation like Florida is if they have people in our state and we wanted to fly them, say, back to Haiti, you have to get clearance to be able to do that. If you wanted to fly somebody to a South American country, wherever they’re from, it becomes a little bit more difficult because the federal government’s gonna tell the host countries not to accept our planes,” DeSantis said. “So we’ve gone through these iterations of what can we do as states.”

“I definitely think we can help put them back over the border if they come across in Texas and Arizona,” he continued. “So I’d be willing to help do that. I think that the states really have no other choice to do that at that point. It’s a little bit different for a maritime state like us. That’s why we’ve really got to get them before they reach the shores, and that’s why we’re working so hard to do that.”

“Although I will say this,” DeSantis added. “We do have our transport program, also, that’s going to be operational. So, uh, Haitians land in the Florida Keys, their next stop very well may be Martha’s Vineyard,” he added.