The Biden administration is secretly flying underage migrants into suburban areas of New York and other states, according to a new report posted by the New York Post.
Dozens of young migrants have arrived via charter flights from Texas, a practice which started in August, a source told the New York Post.
Two planes were seen last week landing at the Westchester County Airport, with most passengers appearing to be children, teenagers, and some apparent migrants in their 20s.
Some of the passengers were later seen with sponsors or relatives in New Jersey or as they were taken to a residential facility on Long Island.
Nearly 2,000 migrants that crossed the U.S. border from Mexico have arrived outside White Plains on 21 flights since Aug. 8, according to an analysis of online flight-tracking information from the outlet.
Additional records indicate some of the planes landed between midnight and 6:30 a.m., with two reportedly arriving from Houston at 2:13 a.m. and 4:29 a.m. on Aug. 20, despite a voluntary curfew during that window.
Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik condemned the discreet protocol Tuesday morning, tweeting, “Joe Biden’s border crisis is out of control! He is now shipping his problem to New York.”
Joe Biden’s border crisis is out of control!
He is now shipping his problem to New York.
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) October 19, 2021
Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi, whose district includes parts of Long Island and Queens, said he was “very angry and frustrated that I wasn’t advised ahead of time.”
“Y’know, I first learned about it from The Post!” he said.
“I’ve been talking to the administration for six months. I said, ‘I want you to tell us, how many kids are coming to our area? What schools they are going to?’ And they haven’t given us detailed information yet.”
Suozzi also read from a Tuesday letter to President Biden, saying, “As of June 2021, the Office of Refugee Resettlement has reported 2,494 unaccompanied minors have been relocated to Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.”
During her daily news conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked why three planes were spotted by The Post landing after dark last week in Westchester County, New York, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Psaki disputed the notion that the flights were taking place “in the middle of the night.”
“We are talking about early flights. Earlier than you might like to take a flight,” she countered to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who had asked the question.
Psaki then launched into the administration’s talking points, repeating earlier assertions that officials have a “legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they … can be swiftly unified with a parent or a vetted sponsor.”