Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State: Sheriffs warn move may threaten safety
Posted on 07/13/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.
Were all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country, said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.
The blame goes all the way up. Its a travesty and people ought to be upset, Hodgson said. This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.
Hodgson said buses from his facility were recently used to transport six planeloads of illegals sent up from San Antonio to Hanscom Field in Bedford en route to the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.
The sheriff said hes also heard of 100 immigrant children recently arriving in his county. But he couldnt say if they are part of the deluge of 50,000 unaccompanied kids crossing the nations southern border.
On the receiving end of the buses from Hodgsons facility was Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr., who said hes seen a jump in illegal immigrants arriving at his jail and had to deal with scenarios where weve had 100-plus detainees coming in at the same time.
Hodgson called for sheriffs across the United States to mobilize on the red-hot immigration issue and confront the feds over their failure to communicate with local officials.
He said hes heading to the Texas border Tuesday with other sheriffs from around the country to meet with ranchers and immigration officials to address the porous border crisis.
After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have been flown to Hanscom and Logan International Airport since April as part of a large-scale nationwide response to the crisis.
Three other flights chartered by ICE since then have stopped in Massachusetts to pick up illegals and deport them, Daniel Modricker, an ICE spokesman said. A small percentage were granted asylum in Massachusetts, he added.
Modricker declined to comment on Hodgsons report of other flights of illegals into Hanscom.
News of the covert flights comes as President Obama battles congressional Republicans over his request for nearly $4 billion to deal with the flood of kids as well as 30,000 illegal immigrants who crossed the border in recent weeks.
Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, who first reported the secret flights in June after hearing that two planeloads of detainees had quietly landed at Hanscom and Logan, said last night she wasnt surprised when officials originally lined up to deny her story.
This administration isnt forthcoming about anything, said Malkin, whose columns appear in the Herald. This isnt just a border crisis. Its becoming a nationwide problem.
Is anybody else concerned with all these interment camps that are popping up all over The U.S.?
Go back to sleep, citizen.
Massachusetts citizens have long helped make the rest of the country suffer by their fanatical love of liberal policies. Maybe by flooding that liberal bastion with illegals it will be “pay back time!”
I’m thinking the gubmint is PRACTICING the logistics of moving people around.. PRACTICING for the REAL operation involving Americans, later. Who knows, most of the people involved in this nightmare (pilots, escorts, aides, etc.) are probably U.N. hacks or other foreign operatives. Such workers DON’T OPERATE UNDER OUR LAWS and would do whatever they’re told, legal or otherwise.
Spread the pain enough and you’ll never notice it...
Yeah right! DHS, ICE and the White House are pushing and pushing hard. I don’t think any of us are going to like it when they reach their end-goal.
If Hodgson is concerned, why did he allow buses from his facility to be used? Who is in charge?
Massachusetts citizens have long helped make the rest of the country suffer by their fanatical love of liberal policies. Maybe by flooding that liberal bastion with illegals it will be pay back time!
Should send some to Martha’s Vineyard so that the billionaires who want them here can enjoy them. House them in some mansions and at the country club.
Sending them to Plymouth County is sticking it to one of the more conservative counties in the state.
Maybe they could put them up in Plymouth town.
How fitting.. And a lot of the old buildings are winterized.. Soooo..
Notice they are saving space in certain other camps?
Don’t we now our gay tin foil..falala lala LA LA LA laaaa
Don. Not Don’t .. Dam spillchicker..
The criminal “children” will hang the HEADS of Law Enforcement Officers from the T (like Mexico),
and their mules will bring in every diseases known
and a few weaponized as well,
as Obama and Holder have planned.
I'm concerned this could backfire bigtime on Obama and any democrats supporting it. First of all it reminds me of what was done to the Japanese. Secondly, if deaths from desease begin to occur among the children it could become an even bigger problem for Obammy.
Any stories out these in the local Central American news of parents missing their children. 100% of these children were actually sent by their parents or are some of them victims of kidnappings?
Before we send them back to their homes we need to find out their planned destination and arrest those for child endangerment and abuse. Whoever these kids were planning to meet (parents or not) are not much better than the father who left his kid in the backseat to die.
Fly them home now and subtract the costs from the foreign aid we give to their home countries.
THIS is child abuse. Send them home where at least they are familiar with the culture, the language and the neighborhoods.
“Should send some to Marthas Vineyard so that the billionaires who want them here can enjoy them”
That would be a great idea if they leave when the millionaires leave.
Unfortunately that isn’t the case and the many people who work for or wait on the millionaires will be stuck with them.
Well, if they do send us to those camps (which is what I’m assuming you’re getting at) at least our lawns will be well manicured and the linens will be nice and clean.
Chicago greets the new MS-13 rookies!
‘why did he allow buses from his facility to be used? “
I missed that part in the article. did it say the sheriff sent buses to take the illegals?
Exactly. They are allowing it then bitching.