EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Immigrants Fly American, Courtesy of Biden Border Policy
About 14 separate families or groups of illegal immigrants boarded a flight Thursday at McAllen International Airport in Texas, the man in charge of border security during the Trump administration told The Daily Signal.
Mark Morgan, former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said he watched from a nearby seat as the illegal immigrants boarded the American Airlines flight just after 3 p.m. CDT at the airport of the border town.
“By the eighth or ninth family is when I decided to take pictures,” Morgan told The Daily Signal on Friday. “I decided to take a video when I saw a large family with an infant child.”
When he witnessed the immigrants boarding the airliner bound for connecting flights at Dallas-Fort Worth, Morgan was traveling with Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the Trump administration.
Although the migrant families or groups on the flight didn’t appear to have identification, each held travel documents inside manila envelopes with their flight times and final destination.
That’s a marked difference from U.S. citizens when they board a plane, Morgan said.
The packets held by the migrants bore the words: “PLEASE HELP ME. I DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.”
At least one boy among the illegal immigrants boarding the flight held a smartphone, video shows. It is not clear whether the illegal immigrants were tested for COVID-19.
The incident witnessed by Morgan is another sign of the border crisis that has consumed much of President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. It is not clear how many such flights carrying how many illegal immigrants have flown out of McAllen and other border cities since Biden took office Jan. 20, where the migrants went, or how much it cost.
Such flights occurred under previous administrations, including during the border surge in 2019, Morgan said. But the Trump administration worked to end the practice, he said.
“We had all the tools in place,” Morgan told The Daily Signal. “Now it’s worse than we’ve ever had. During the Trump administration, we did everything we could to stop this. The current administration is trying to better facilitate and prepare [illegal immigrants] for release.”
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