House Republicans send letters demanding answers from TSA about why illegal immigrants being allowed to fly without ID

WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to reports, on Wednesday, November 17th, Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden and a group of fellow House Republicans sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske demanding answers as to why migrants are being allowed to fly without proper identification.

The Daily Caller has obtained the letter as well as other letters Republicans are sending to various U.S. corporations involved in what they believe are complicit in human smuggling. 

The letters initially came from a whistleblower packet received by Gooden, which reportedly confirmed that U.S. non-profits are undertaking large-scale organized operations to move migrants throughout the United States.

The whistleblower packet allegedly details how to go to the airport, how to get past TSA without any form of identification, how to enroll children in schools, and how to assimilate into different communities. 

Gooden stated that he was contacted by a whistleblower from San Diego, California, who gave him details about the information the non-profits have been providing to the migrants.

On Monday, November 15th, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” Gooden said after receiving the information, he hopped on a plane and discovered that abandoned hotels in the California city were being utilized as shelters for the migrants. 

Some of the locations he mentioned included The Four Points by Sheraton [San Diego] where rates start at $159 per night, a Wyndham, and a Ramada Inn. Gooden added:

“I managed to get in the gates, I demanded entry once and was refused. I talked a guard into letting me in on another occasion and when I was in there I saw busses pulling up, probably about 100 migrants over an hour got off of these busses.”

Gooden said that upon arrival the migrants were “welcomed by people with open arms” before being processed, tested for COVID-19, and then handed information packets. He added:

“This packet is what I received from the whistleblower a few weeks ago. And these packets detail how to go to the airport, how to get past TSA without any identification, how to enroll your children in schools and assimilate in whatever community you desire to go in.”

The Texas lawmaker said he spoke to TSA about the packets and was informed that migrants sometimes show up with “very convincing letters” and in some cases are let on the airplane before anyone else. An armed security officer reportedly told Gooden that migrants are often already on the plan when he boards early to tell the pilot of his presence.

The Republican lawmakers sent letters to hotel companies, such as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International, and airline companies such as American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. 

They also sent letters to Facebook and TikTok.

In the eight letters, the lawmakers demanded answers to a list of different questions based on their policies and screening procedures. The letters were spearheaded by Gooden and signed by Illinois Rep. Mary Miller and West Virginia Rep. David McKinley. Gooden said in a statement to the Daily Caller:

“It should alarm every American that non-profit organizations are helping illegal migrants, many of whom are unknown to U.S. law enforcement, board commercial flights to a destination of their choice without proper identification. This creates significant national security risks when millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.”

He added:

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability from TSA and other complicit organizations.”

Reportedly, Gooden’s office set up a tip inbox for anyone with information on the evolving situation. Gooden indicated that the biggest propagators of this operation were the Catholic charities of San Diego and the Jewish Family Association, non-profits with prominent donors, including AT&T, Bank of America and the federal government. Gooden stated:

“The state of California, U.S. corporation and non-profits, and the Biden administration are facilitating human smuggling and child trafficking on our country.

They are allowing these migrants, many of whom are unknown to U.S. law enforcement agencies, to board commercial aircraft, creating one of the greatest threats to U.S. national security since Sept. 11, 2001. It is time for transparency and accountability for everyone involved in exacerbating this crisis.”

Former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan reviewed the packet from Gooden and said it confirmed what he has heard from CBP officials that migrants are being released into the U.S. without identification. Morgan said:

“We know that they’re dropping their IDs on the banks of Mexico to come across and say, ‘Oh, I don’t have any ID so it’ll make it easier for them to get across.”

He added:

“So think about it, we do not know definitively who these individuals [are] that are actually boarding planes going to every state in this country. If that is not alarming to every American citizen, then I don’t know what is.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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‘Operation Horizon’ to send notices to 78,000 immigrants Biden permitted into the country illegally

November 14th, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The federal government is launching “Operation Horizon” this week into the U.S. mainland in search of 78,000 migrants that the Biden administration failed to process after crossing the border without authorization this year.

Beginning Monday, U.S. immigration authorities will send packets containing legal documents instructing migrants to appear at immigration court hearings to determine if they should remain inside the United States.

These “notices to appear” are intended to place these migrants, many with children, into the deportation system because they were not processed when they arrived. In a statement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said:

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is mailing charging documents to place noncitizens in removal proceedings who have been paroled or released under prosecutorial discretion by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“Noncitizens are being directed to their closest ICE Field Office and will be processed using the information collected by CBP as evidence of citizenship and removability.”

Normally, immigration officials would issue the “notices to appear” when migrants are first apprehended, if they are not detained or deported immediately. However, in March, an overwhelmed immigration system was unable to follow the normal procedure because of lack of resources and record numbers of border crossings.

Instead of giving these migrants the formal “notice to appear,” officials gave them “notices to report.”

“Notices to report” are different from “notices to appear” because they are less formal and do not begin official court proceedings. Rather, these informal “notices to report” instruct the migrants to arrive at their closest ICE office within 60 days.

Issuing a “notice to appear” can take up to 60 to 90 minutes each to process. To save time during the massive influx of border crossings occurring after President Biden took office, agents were using the 10 minute process of issuing “notices to report,” according to a report by CBS News.

President Biden has seen his approval rates fall in recent weeks, partly because of the continuing crisis at the southern border.

In the past year, the Border Patrol recorded nearly 1.7 million migrant apprehensions at the southern border, the highest number ever recorded. The number is straining the capabilities of ICE and CBP.

The Biden administration has been flying tens of thousands of migrants into the interior U.S. on late-night, secret flights that have enraged some state governors, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis (R), who has threatened to cut state contracting from businesses that aid in the flights.

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents Border Patrol agents, said the situation was becoming untenable:

“I’ve never seen it as bad as what it is right now. We just don’t have the manpower and resources to do what we need to do to both detect and apprehend everything that’s crossing the border.”

Biden’s pick to head CBP, Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus, has been caught in a partisan confirmation fight and took a step closer to heading the 60,000 members of the agency after the Senate committee narrowly approved his nomination on November 3.

During a confirmation hearing in October, Magnus did not have a solution to the crisis to offer. Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma asked Magus:

“You’re walking into a chaotic situation where we have the highest number of illegal crossings in the history of our country. What is your plan?”

In a response many found shocking from the liberal nominee, Magus replied with the implication that the law was not being enforced:

“I don’t disagree with you that the numbers are very high. But the bottom line still remains that, first and foremost, we need to enforce the law.

He then tried to qualify his answer:

“And secondly, we need to have a process that’s humane and efficient.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

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They’re coming: Video shows massive migrant caravan overwhelming Mexican forces enroute to U.S. border

October 24, 2021

 

MEXICO – In a shocking video shared on social media, more than 2,000 migrants in a migrant caravan surged past a blockade by Mexican forces attempting to stop them from traveling to the interior of Mexico and eventually getting to the U.S.-Mexico border.

The video shows Mexican National Guard members standing four men deep with riot shields attempting to repel the surge of migrants, but the massive crowd quickly overwhelmed them. The crowd can be heard shouting  “Libertad! Libertad! (Freedom! Freedom!)”

After the crowd broke through the ranks of Mexican forces, no National Guard members chased the migrants, and no weapons were deployed.

The caravan set off from Tapachula, Mexico carrying American flags and signs with President Joe Biden’s name. The migrants plan to enter the U.S. and seek entry and settlement emboldened by the Biden administration’s calls for leniency in immigration enforcement.

The President’s calls for leniency have been complicated by a disorganized and overwhelmed immigration system, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has struggled to control the wave of immigrants crossing into the United States this year.

Prior to the departure, caravan organizer Irineo Mujica criticized U.S. immigration policy in interviews shared on social media.

“They’re just in denial of their own fault. They haven’t been able to handle immigration,” he said. “If I tell you the truth, I believe at least with Donald Trump we knew what we had. With Biden, we don’t know. He doesn’t seem to have a clue what to do with immigration because he says one thing and does another.”

Another video posted to Twitter by Independent journalist Ali Bradley shows migrants walking with banners and using ropes to stay grouped together. She wrote:

“Thousands of migrants marching from Tapachula and are using a rope to stay together so “no one falls behind” as the caravan moves north.”

Many migrants reportedly told Bradley that they are leaving Central America for the U.S. to pursue “the American Dream,” similar to an earlier group that departed Tapachula in early September.

The group, made up of mostly Haitians, entered the U.S. in Del Rio, Texas and created a makeshift camp under the International Bridge until government officials finally intervened. Many of those migrants were either authorized to remain inside the U.S. or flown back to Haiti.

Mujica said that migrants have a perception of ineptitude in the Biden administration regarding its immigration policy:

“If I tell you the truth . . . at least with Donald Trump we knew what we had. With Biden, we don’t know. He doesn’t seem to have a clue what to do with immigration because he says one thing and does another.

“Tell me something different that Joe Biden has done? He promised immigration reform. He hasn’t done it.”

In a separate interview, Mujica said many migrants do not want to travel to the U.S., and that Mexico could have a lasting effect on the migrants if they would support them inefforts to remain in Mexico:

“What Mexico should do like every country is to make sure they do their share…Money is not going to solve the problem. Money thrown into governments like Mexico…they (migrants) should be given papers here, the opportunity to work here, because a lot of them don’t want to go to the U.S. Because Mexico, it’s a good place to live and to work.”

The caravan is expected to stop in Mexico City before moving on to the Mexico-U.S. border.

The caravan’s departure from Tapachula, a city in the south of Mexico bordering Guatemala, was not a surprise. Media have been reporting that at least 3,400 migrants who have petitioned the court for permission to travel through Mexico were planning to depart October 23 at 6 a.m., with or without authorization.

The Texas National Guard has been mobilizing in preparation for the arrival of the massive caravan, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Texas is securing the border.”

Gov. Abbott tweeted a photo of National Guard members preparing to defend the border earlier this month. He wrote:

“Texas National Guard is gearing up at the border for increased caravans attempting to cross the border caused by Biden’s open border policy.

“They are working with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to seal surge locations at the border & arrest trespassers.”

In October, the Texas National Guard is doubling the number at the border by stationing approximately 2,500 troops.

Tracy Norris, the adjutant general of the Texas Military Department and commander of the Texas National Guard, said the Governor wants to stop illegal drugs, illegal immigration, and human trafficking at the border.

He said he never saw the border in such chaos:

“(I have) never seen the border like this. … One of our soldiers described it as like a Six Flags that in some places they’ll be lined up to come across.” 

 

 

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