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Warren Statement on Ongoing Developments on Martha’s Vineyard

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Read text of Press Release here: Warren Statement on Ongoing Developments on Martha’s Vineyard | U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (

Boston, MA — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement with an update on her work today regarding the developments on Martha’s Vineyard:

“Exploiting vulnerable people for political stunts is repulsive and cruel. Massachusetts is fully capable of handling asylum seekers, and today I discussed potential options for federal resources with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. I am in regular communication with State Senator Julian Cyr, State Representative Dylan Fernandes, and leaders on the ground, and I will keep working with local, state, Congressional, and other federal partners to ensure that we have the necessary resources to care for people with dignity.

“In the spirit of selflessness and humanity that has long defined who we are as a Commonwealth, Islanders and people across Massachusetts have joined together to assist migrants that have arrived. I am grateful to these community leaders. This is something we can do – work together, remember our values, put aside the politics and support the people who need our help.”