A new report indicates that the Biden administration has increased the number of illegal immigrant flights into New York, with an additional airport being utilized to handle the overflow.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino posted a video on Sunday purportedly showing more “migrant flights from the southern border” arriving at Stewart International Airport in Orange County.
A reporter shared the video and captioned it with a disclaimer stating “officials say flights are legal under U.S. immigration law.”
🚨🚨🚨EXCLUSIVE*** New video shows the Biden administration’s secret migrant flights from the southern border are now also regularly landing at Stewart International Airport in Orange County (NY). Kathy Hochul does nothing and we the citizens pay all the bills. pic.twitter.com/fUdJhUBLNL
— Rob Astorino (@RobAstorino) June 6, 2022
Migrant Flights Into New York On The Rise?
The Political Insider reported earlier this year on video footage originally released by Astorino, which he obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing illegal immigrants being flown by federal contractors into an airport in New York in the dead of night.
The video shows federal contractors explaining to a police officer in charge of security at the facility that the illegal immigrant flights, which have reportedly been conducted at the Westchester County Airport since August, are to be “on the down-low.”
“The government is betraying the American people,” one contractor can be heard telling a police officer.
EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Government contractors admit to flying illegal immigrants to smaller airports to keep the flights on the “down low” and hidden from the public. pic.twitter.com/BXA0NHr6Ue
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 27, 2022
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The New York Post’s Miranda Devine now reports that the Biden administration “has upped the frequency of its secret flights on an industrial scale” and are now utilizing a second airport location in New Windsor.
Referencing Astorino’s latest video, she explains that “migrant flights into New York have ratcheted up in recent weeks to almost one per night.”
Devine adds that “a new airport is being utilized to handle the overflow, in an apparent bid by the administration to avoid images of border chaos before the November midterm elections.”
Column’s up: The Biden administration turbo-charges its secret migrant flights from the southern border into Westchester County airport. Now there are so many illegal migrants they’re sending the overflow to a Hudson Valley airport https://t.co/xKVRzShXsp
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) June 6, 2022
Call to Impeach Biden
Initial reports on the flights into New York airports in the dead of night led Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) to call for President Biden’s impeachment.
“This is a complete, aggravated dereliction of duty, which is why … I called for Joe Biden to be impeached and removed,” she demanded in an appearance on “Fox and Friends.”
“His primary obligation as the commander-in-chief and president of the United States is to enforce our laws, to live up to his oath, to enforce our border security and to tell the truth to the American people,” she added.
President Biden should resign or face removal by impeachment for this repeated and aggravated violation of his oath of office to protect the American homeland and its citizens. https://t.co/WRju67z7Pz
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) January 27, 2022
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, responding to reports of the flights in October said, “It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be swiftly reunited with a parent or a vetted sponsor.”
She also pretended there was no meaning behind the late-night hours these flights are being conducted.
Fact-checkers say that Biden “secretly flying illegal immigrants” is all just a misunderstanding.
According to Politifact, such charter flights are mostly “unaccompanied minors” who are being taken to relatives or sponsors. And the flights are not “secret,” but rather they “are not publicized and sometimes are done in the middle of the night to protect the confidentiality of those being transported and to guard against anyone who would interfere with the flights.”
Further, flights occurred under the Trump and Obama administrations, they point out.
The Washington Post, avoiding offering a fact-check rating, quotes an anonymous immigrations official who said, “It’s important to highlight that these are individuals in our custody. We do not transport individuals on ICE flights that have been released from our custody or paroled into the U.S. to await immigration proceedings.”
Immigration Impact claims there’s nothing untoward going on, and that this is just regular practice.
DOOCY TIME (from earlier — wasn’t at my desk when it aired): “Why is the administration flying thousands of migrants from the border to FL & NY in the middle of the night?”
Psaki: “Well I’m not sure that it’s in the middle of the night, but let me tell you what’s happening[.]” pic.twitter.com/HOjgU5fbho
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 19, 2021
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