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Temporary shelter operation for Venezuelan migrants at Joint Base Cape Cod comes to an end



Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security issued a statement on Friday regarding the temporary shelter operation at Joint Base Cape Cod.

“The sheltering operation at JBCC for the Venezuelan migrants has ended, with all individuals transitioning into alternative housing or leaving the Commonwealth for opportunities in other states. The Administration is grateful for the collaborative efforts between several state agencies and non-profit providers to ensure each individual received necessary humanitarian resources and access to new housing options.”

On Friday, September 16, the Commonwealth offered the 50 migrants who were transported by plane unannounced the opportunity to a voluntary transition from the Martha’s Vineyard facility to JBCC. State officials provided transportation to individuals and families from the island to a temporary shelter on JBCC, where a broad range of services were established to support urgent needs.

The dormitory-style space at JBCC allowed organizers to create specific housing areas for families, who remained together as a unit, women, and any person with specific needs including medical care.

Governor Baker had activated up to 125 members of the Massachusetts National Guard as part of the relief effort.



  1. Gobackhome

    October 8, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Now times this by 1 million. Welcome to our border.

    • Ken Masson

      October 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm

      Should we stop receiving Cuban refugees because they’re both fleeing the same type of authoritarian communism.

  2. f hzgn

    October 10, 2022 at 7:52 am

    50 migrants to 125 national guard… what a ratio, multiply that by the numbers actually coming across the border

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