A Daily Wire investigation has uncovered a network of chartered flights and small regional airports, solely intending to ferry illegal immigrants detained at the Southern border to locations throughout the country.
Information has been coming in from states where uninvited flights arrive and illegal immigrants enter the community. This comes as the number of illegal immigrants encountered at the border sits at a record high with 200,000 encounters per month. The Biden administration has held tight lips about where those immigrants go.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Larry Keefe, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ public safety czar, said, “Over 70 air charter flights [on] jetliner airliners coming from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport.”
The Daily Wire claims they have, “identified nearly three dozen charter planes believed to have been deployed to move illegal immigrants across the interior of the country and others back to their original home. Using flight radar data, we reconstructed the planes’ itineraries to reveal a breathtakingly complex network. The data tracks the movement of the planes, mostly Boeing 737s owned by a handful of charter-jet companies, over the last six months of 2021.”
Some of these planes return these migrants to their countries of origin. However, others bring them to military bases in the country, and still others bring them to cities across the nation. Many of these cities are small, and many of the fights take place in the dead of night.
On Christmas 2021, 240 immigrants were moved from the Southern border to eastern Pennsylvania, causing Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pa., to remark, “Wilkes Barre and Scranton are now border cities as a direct result of the Biden administration’s policies.”
Another city where these immigrants end up is Jacksonville, Florida, something that Gov. DeSantis did not discover until local law enforcement told him. At this news, he was reportedly furious.
“These are done mostly in the middle of the night,” he said at the time. “And it’s clandestine. And we really have no say into it. … I know when we initially got wind of this, it wasn’t through normal channels, it’s people in the federal government who are effectively leaking this to us so that we have a heads up on it.”
Jacksonville is just one of many locations where these flights have been ending up with some going to New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Arizona and others. The Biden Administration has not publicly commented on the flights.
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