It has been reported that night flights have been arriving from Texas full of illegal immigrants, mainly children without parents, to New York, where they are then transferred to different facilities, including New Jersey, reports the New York Post.
Last week Post reporters saw two planes land at the Westchester County airport from which mainly children and teenagers and some in their twenties disembarked.
The flights arrived at 22:49 on Wednesday and 21:52 on Friday, guarded by police officers who escorted the immigrants to buses.
Reporters apparently followed the buses as they claimed some met with New Jersey sponsors or went to Long Island facilities. The Post report includes photos of the planes and buses arriving at different facilities.
The Post reviewed flight records and estimated that since Aug. 8, at least 2,000 illegal immigrants were flown on 21 flights to New York. The report particularly notes that the flights arrived between midnight and 6:30 a.m. when there is a voluntary curfew and the area is very quiet.
The most recent figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that 37,805 unaccompanied minors were apprehended entering the United States during July and August alone.
According to sources who are part of the operation, these parentless children are being bused to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, upstate Newburgh and Bridgeport, and Danbury in Connecticut.
As confirmed by the Post, one of the destinations for the children is Mercy First, a Catholic nuns’ home located in Syosset, Long Island, which provides housing and services to “children and adolescents who are victims of social problems.”
Mercy First contracts with the federal government to provide residential services to “young immigrants.”
Similar scenes occurred in Jacksonville, Florida. Commercial airliner flights from Texas landed and were transported to Twin Oaks Academy, a juvenile detention center in the Apalachicola National Forest near Tallahassee.
Florida Governor Rob De Santis’ office reacted to the reports by criticizing the federal government’s lack of transparency.
“If the Biden Administration is so confident that their open-border policy is good for our country, why the secrecy?” stated Christina Pushaw, spokeswoman for the governor. “Why is the Biden Administration refusing to share even the most basic information about illegal alien resettlement in communities throughout our state and the entire country?”
The Post report includes the account of a woman who lives across the street from the airport who said her eight-month-old baby has been waking up in the wee hours of the morning between two, three, and 4 a.m. because of airplane noises.
“I got used to the regular airport noise, but these planes or jets sound different. Lower, more bass. And they’re coming in the middle of the night!”
Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate for governor, said he learned about the flights from citizens upset about the voluntary curfew violations.
“The Biden administration is systematically spreading the southern border crisis to communities all around the country, often shrouded in secrecy and under the cloak of darkness,” exclaimed the Republican.
For their part, White House officials stated that the flights are part of the normal procedure for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure the care of children without parents until they are found homes or reunited with their families.