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PA State GOP proposes bill to divert ‘secret’ migrant flights to Biden’s home state of Delaware

Pennsylvania’s Republican-led state senate has plans to introduce a bill that would divert migrant flights across the US to President Biden’s home state of Delaware.

The bill would introduce a “transportation program” to address the “unauthorized movement” of undocumented migrants to Pennsylvania.

“If the federal government is unwilling to provide additional dollars to communities facing increased pressures on their health care systems, increased student numbers in school districts, and education costs and other services within our communities, then they should not be forced to about more illegal immigrants and the added financial responsibility,” Mount Pocono Senator Mario Scavello wrote in a memo announcing the legislation.

How many illegal immigrants has the president moved to his own home state of Delaware? If it’s good enough for Pennsylvania, why not forward the move to Delaware?’

Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware

Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware

scavello added That legislation will be modeled on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his intention to transport illegal migrants flown into his state to Delaware.

The Republican governor warned in November, “My view would be, if they come here, you know, we’ll deliver buses and deliver them. I’ll send them to Delaware.”

Scavello’s bill would also prohibit state contracts from being given to contractors who help the Biden administration transfer migrants to the state.

“If the federal government is unwilling to provide additional dollars to communities facing increased pressures on their health care systems, increased student numbers in school districts, and education costs and other services within our communities, then they should not be forced to about more illegal immigrants and the added financial responsibility,

“If the federal government is unwilling to provide additional dollars to communities facing increased pressures on their health care systems, increased student numbers in school districts, and education costs and other services within our communities, then they should not be forced to about more illegal immigrants and the added financial responsibility,” said Senator Mario Scavello

Pennsylvania's Republican-led state senate plans to introduce bill that would divert US migrant flights to President Biden's home state of Delaware

Pennsylvania’s Republican-led state senate plans to introduce bill that would divert US migrant flights to President Biden’s home state of Delaware

Pictured above is one of Biden's two Delaware homes, his beach house in Rehoboth Beach

Pictured above is one of Biden’s two Delaware homes, his beach house in Rehoboth Beach

Chambersburg state senator Doug Mastriano said on Thursday that he would support the legislation.

‘We need to look further at the total number of illegal immigrants being sent to’ [Pennsylvania] by plane and bus,” says Mastriano, who is also running for governor.

“We also need to look at how much this is costing taxpayers and whether governor” [Tom] Wolf and Attorney General [Josh] Shapiro was informed in advance of the flights.’

Shapiro is running for governor on the Democratic side, as Wolf has a limited term.

The bill’s announcement comes after GOP governor candidate Lou Barletta alleged earlier this month that secret flights were bringing illegal migrants into the state.

Barletta said a flight landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown last Thursday and others arrived in Scranton a week earlier.

He posted images of what he believed to be chartered planes that had taken off from El Paso, Texas, and arrived in Scranton on Christmas Day.

Barletta accused the Biden administration of playing games with the safety of people in Pennsylvania.

“The incredible secrecy and contempt for the people of Pennsylvania continues,” he said.

“First we had to discover for ourselves that illegal immigrants were being shipped to Northeastern Pennsylvania on at least four flights.

“But when people demanded information, flights were shifted to the Lehigh Valley and hoped no one would notice.”

A photo shared by Representative Lou Barletta apparently shows an evening flight of illegal immigrants arriving at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

A photo shared by Representative Lou Barletta apparently shows an evening flight of illegal immigrants arriving at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Barletta, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, said the flights showed that the Biden administration was playing games with the security of people in the state.

Barletta, who is running for governor of Pennsylvania, said the flights showed that the Biden administration was playing games with the security of people in the state.

Barletta shared data from a flight-tracking website that showed how planes arriving at Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport (AVP) originated in El Paso, Texas

Barletta shared data from a flight-tracking website that showed how planes arriving at Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport (AVP) originated in El Paso, Texas

But Democratic Representative Matt Cartwright disputed his claims, saying the flights were part of a Department of Health and Human Services program that ran for several administrations.

They were transporting unaccompanied children who had arrived from countries in Central America, including Honduras and Guatemala, he told WNEP.

“They’re finding vetted sponsors where these kids are going,” he said recently.

“They’re coming across the border, they’re in Texas, they’re unaccompanied, they have somewhere to go.

“They’ve screened sponsors where they’re going. These sponsors must sign a contract stating that they will bring these children to their court.’

They were originally intended to be flown to other airports, he added, but staff shortages at the targeted destinations prompted a change of plans.

Wolf’s office recently told: Fox news that migrant flights arriving at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on December 11, 17 and 25 were packed with unaccompanied children “on their way” to be reunited with vetted sponsors.

“If any of the elected officials had sent letters/statements, they would have received the same information as us from HHS; In recent weeks, unaccompanied children have traveled through Wilkes-Barre airport to their final destination to be reunited with their parents or vetted sponsor,” said spokeswoman Beth Rementer. “These weren’t ICE flights.”

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