White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently confirmed as accurate reports that the Biden administration flying underage illegal immigrants from the border to New York in the middle of the night.
During a press briefing, Psaki was asked why the administration is “flying thousands of migrants from the border to Florida and New York in the middle of the night.”
“Well, I’m not sure it’s in the middle of the night, but let me tell you what’s happening here,” Psaki said.
“Here we are talking about early flights, earlier than you might like to take a flight. It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be swiftly unified with a parent or a vetted sponsor, and that’s something we take seriously.”
Psaki continued, saying that the Biden administration has a “moral obligation” to facilitate travel for children in its custody to sponsors or their own families in recent weeks.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement has been carrying out this “reunification process.”
During the press briefing, Psaki emphasized that the administration is legally obligated to care for children. However, according to the New York Post reporting, some of the migrants appeared to be men in their 20s.
Psaki confirmed that unaccompanied children had been flown into Westchester County Airport “en route to their final destination to be reunified with their parents or vetted sponsor.”
Psaki also pointed out that the unaccompanied minors have traveled through several other states, not just New York. The confirmation comes after reports emerged that the Biden administration had been flying underage illegal immigrants to New York late at night for more than two months.
According to statistics from the Border Patrol, agents encountered 37,805 unaccompanied minors at the southern border in just July and August.
According to reports by the Post, late-night flights have continued to arrive, filled with unaccompanied minors and men in their 20s. The flights arrived between midnight and 6:30 a.m., when a voluntary curfew was in place.
According to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate for governor, smaller planes first began arriving in April.
He explained that early on, the flights were not “as frequent.” Astorino detailed a flight he saw arrive in August during which he saw 50 to 70 migrants arrive, of which most appeared to be men older than 20.
The White House continues to claim that the flights only contain teens and children.