Biden was born in Scranton and often refers to it lovingly as his hometown. But the president moved from Pennsylvania when he was 10…
The DHS is ‘acting as travel agents who distribute illegal aliens around the country wherever they wish to go.’
Some Republicans critical of Biden’s border policies have suggested that migrants be sent to towns where Democrats would feel the burn – like Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obama’s own a house.
- Rep. Dan Meuser is demanding answers from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson after flights of migrants arrived in Scranton
- ‘Pennsylvanians deserve to know about these decisions affecting their community, and I expect immediate answers,’ Meuser wrote in his letter
- Meuser said at least 130 migrants were sent to Scranton, while another former Pennsylvania lawmaker claimed there were 180
- Lawmakers say they were not informed before the flights arrived in Scranton, Pennsylvania – the town where Biden was born and lived until he was 10
Published: 17:55 EST, 28 December 2021 | Updated: 10:22 EST, 29 December 2021
A Republican Pennsylvania lawmaker is demanding answers from the administration after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chartered flights to send at least 130 migrants to Joe Biden‘s hometown of Scranton.
‘I am extremely concerned by recent reports that the federal government has flown illegal immigrants to the Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport (AVP),’ Representative Dan Meuser from Pennsylvania wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson.
‘It is my understanding that a total of 130 immigrants, 118 minors and 12 adults, arrived aboard an iAero charter flight on Friday, December 17 and were subsequently transported on buses from a private hangar,’ the Republican congressman added in his letter last week. ‘This flight seems to have occurred without airport officials receiving notice or a passenger manifest.’
A former Pennsylvania lawmaker now running for governor, Lou Barletta, suggested the December 17 chartered flight could have carried as many as 180 illegal immigrants.
Barletta said Sunday that there were two more ‘secret planes’ from El Paso, Texas that landed in Scranton on Christmas with even more migrants.
The transportation of migrants has been described as ‘ghost flights’ due to the secrecy surrounding them, including impromptu flights arriving in the middle of the night without a public manifest of passengers.
Meuser, whose district falls on the outskirts of Scranton, said that Pennsylvania lawmakers and officials were not informed of the flights and he is questioning whether Scranton is the final destination for these migrants.
Biden was born in Scranton and often refers to it lovingly as his hometown. But the president moved from Pennsylvania when he was 10 and lived in Delaware from there on.