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Pennsylvania Republicans led by State Sen. Mario Scavello have drafted a bill that would send illegal immigrants dumped in the state by the Biden administration to the president’s home state of Delaware using DHS flights.
Republicans in the state have been incensed over Biden busing and flying illegal immigrants into Scranton in the dead of night without permission.
Scavello issued a memo to his Republican colleagues requesting that they support the bill and it looks like he will get it.
“In the very near future, I intend to introduce legislation to address the influx of illegal immigrants being relocated into Pennsylvania,” he announced, adding that his legislation will be similar to a proposal by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Pennsylvania Republicans to draft bill to relocate migrants on Biden DHS flights to Delaware. You want them Joe, you take them. pic.twitter.com/FgLty38yWQ
— Windminstral (@GoldSwarm) January 14, 2022
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said in November referring to the illegal immigrants on ghost flights coming into Florida. “I will send them to Delaware and do that.”
“If he’s not going to support the border being secure, then he should be able to have everyone there,” he asserted.
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“How many illegal immigrants has the President relocated to his own home state of Delaware?” Scavello asked. “If it is good enough for Pennsylvania, then why not redirect the relocation to Delaware?”
OMG. Please let it pass! 😂😂😂
Pennsylvania Republicans to draft bill to relocate migrants on Biden DHS flights to Delaware
'If it is good enough for Pennsylvania, then why not redirect the relocation to Delaware?' a state senator asks
— Gramma Toody (@GrammaToody) January 14, 2022
Scavello’s legislation would also ban state contracts from going to any federal contractors working to assist in the Biden administration’s relocation efforts.
He also warned that the pandemic is being “further exacerbated” by the overwhelming flood of illegal immigrants who have not been tested for COVID.
“If the federal government is not willing to provide extra dollars to communities that have experienced increased strain on their healthcare systems, increased number of students in school districts and education costs and other services within our communities, then they shouldn’t be forced to take on more illegal immigrants and the additional financial responsibility,” the senator declared.
Other Pennsylvania conservatives are also voicing outrage over the secretive relocation of illegal immigrants into the state.
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State Sen. Doug Mastriano commented on Thursday that he will co-sponsor Scavello’s bill.
“We need to further examine the total number of illegal immigrants being sent to [Pennsylvania] by plane and bus,” remarked Mastriano, who is a retired Army colonel and who is also running for governor. “We also need to look at how much this is costing taxpayers and if Governor [Tom] Wolf and Attorney General [Josh] Shapiro were notified of the flights beforehand.”
Governor Tom Wolf told Fox News that the illegal immigrant flights that landed at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Dec. 11, 17, and 25 were not ending their journey there. That they were just passing through on their way to their guardians and sponsors. Many don’t believe that premise in the least.
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“Had any of the elected officials sending letters/statements asked, they would have received the same information that we have from HHS; over recent weeks, unaccompanied children passed through the Wilkes-Barre airport en route to their final destination to be unified with their parents or vetted sponsor,” said Wolf spokeswoman Beth Rementer. “These were not ICE flights.”
“As any elected official should know, immigration is a federal matter. Instead of making this a political PR stunt, their questions are best directed to the federal government,” Wolf’s office informed the Delaware Valley Journal on Jan. 3.
On Thursday, Mastriano’s office released a report that listed Department of Homeland Security data that was referenced in an inquiry from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tabulating 938 domestic migrant transfer flights accounting for 51,750 non-citizens.
On a list of “cities transited” by “ICE air operations,” the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg was named, as well as Newark, New Jersey; Richmond, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Toledo, Ohio; and Miami, Florida.
In December, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) shared photos with Fox News showing ghost flights landing in Biden’s birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He alleged that the Biden administration directed another “ghost flight” to nearby Allentown.
A World Atlantic Airlines flight ferrying illegal immigrants also reportedly landed in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city on Dec. 30, according to WFMZ.
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