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Six months later, public no longer in dark about late-night flights

Six months later, public no longer in dark about late-night flights


The American public is just now learning about a police officer's bodycam footage from last summer in which federal contractors at a New York county airport explain why they are transporting illegal aliens late at night.

Six months later, public no longer in dark about late-night flights

The embattled Biden administration has been caught on camera shuttling illegal aliens around the country under the cover of darkness but an immigration watchdog warns the public is belatedly learning what has been happening behind our backs and far above our heads.

Fox News, The New York Post, and The Blaze are among news outlets that have reported on a police officer’s bodycam footage from Westchester County, New York, where police Sgt. Michael Hamborsky was alarmed to see a chartered airplane and charter buses sitting on the tarmac at the small county airport before dawn.

The 51-minute confrontation, which occurred last August, now six months ago, shows the police officer peppering uncooperative Americans with security-related questions as he witnesses dozens of Hispanic men , woman, and children standing in line for a seat on waiting buses. The officer eventually learns he is talking to military-type contractors who confess they are hauling illegal aliens in darkness to be “hush-hush” and “on the down-low” from the public and the media.

Ira Mehlman, speaking for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, tells AFN the secretive flights have been crisscrossing the country late at night for weeks and months. The reason for the secrecy, he says, is it shows grown men are being ferried around the country and not just abandoned, unaccompanied children as Democrats have claimed.

“And they're doing so in the dead of night,” Mehlman says, “because they don't want the American public to know about it."

Last October, Fox News asked about reports illegal aliens were being transported to American airports, including in rural Westchester County, late at night.

"Well, I'm not sure that it's in the middle of the night," Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told correspondent Peter Doocy.

"2:30 a.m., 4:29 a.m.," Doocy, reading the flight times, replied. 

"In recent weeks," said Psaki, moving on from the lie about late-night flights, "unaccompanied children have passed through the Westchester airport...en route to their final destination to be reunited with their parents or vetted sponsor."

Thanks to the body camera, however, the American public is learning thousands of adults are being resettled across the country, too.

Hamborsky, the police sergeant, eventually learns from a bus driver the illegal aliens are being bused to Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland.

The public also heard several contractors and bus drivers say what they were doing is wrong.

“You’re trying to figure out what this is?” the bus driver tells the police officer. “Good luck with that.”

A second bus driver says he works for a "family-owned business" that is a "slave to the grind" because it signed a contract to provide transportation.

Later, a contractor confides to Hamborsky the “whole secrecy thing” is “above my [profanity] pay grade." He admits they are transporting illegal aliens at night because of “who is in office,” referring to President Biden.

“But what’s the big secret?” Hamborsky presses.

“You know why,” the contractor replies. “Because if this gets out, the government is betraying the people.”

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Mehlman

The airport footage would have remained a secret but it was obtained thanks to a Freedom of Information request from Rob Astorino, a Republican from Westchester County who is running for New York governor.

Speaking to Fox News, Astorino called it “completely a lie” the Biden administration said it is helping only unaccompanied children. The illegal aliens who are children, he added, are being put into the local public school system despite claims that would not happen.

“So it is a complete breakdown of our system,” Astorino told show host Tucker Carlson. “It is a betrayal, as that gentleman said, a betrayal to the American people."

Mehlman, referring to the illegal aliens using our airports to travel, points out they are being allowed to board planes using their own ICE arrest warrants as identification.

“So that's the state of things,” Mehlman summarizes, “in this country."