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Democrats Unanimously Reject Amendment To Defund Undocumented Migrant Flights

Eric Simmons
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Among the many aspects of the Biden administration’s immigration policy that have sparked backlash from critics involves a program by which hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants have been flown directly from their countries of origin into communities across the United States. 

The Center for Immigration Studies referenced troubling and incomplete data released by U.S. Border and Customs Protection in a statement condemning the practice. 

“While large immigrant-relieving cities and media lay blame for the influx on Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing program, CBP has withheld from the Center — and apparently will not disclose — the names of the 43 U.S. airports that have received 320,000 inadmissible aliens from January through December 2023, nor the foreign airports from which they departed,” the organization wrote.


One Republican lawmaker attempted to curtail further flights by introducing a bill that would prevent taxpayers from funding the program, but it was opposed by every Senate Democrat when it went to a vote on Friday.

In a statement from the Senate floor promoting the proposed legislation, U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said: “Make no mistake here. President Biden has secretly been flying hundreds of illegal aliens in foreign countries into blue-city airports.”

He later reacted to the “indefensible” unanimous action by his colleagues on the other side of the aisle in a statement shortly after the vote.

“Tonight every single Senate Democrat voted against my amendment that would stop Biden Admin from using taxpayer dollars to charter flights for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from their countries directly to American towns to be resettled,” Hagerty wrote in a social media post. 

In a separate statement, he speculated that Democrats approved of the massive influx of undocumented migrants because of the additional political power the population growth would give them in deep blue regions of the country.

“Illegal aliens are counted when determining Americans’ representation in government, and the worth of their votes,” Hagerty concluded. “The more illegal aliens and non-citizens in your state or district, the greater your voting power in Congress and presidential elections. This means that in a state like California — or a city like New York — millions of illegal aliens will result in several more Congressional seats and Electoral College votes for that jurisdiction.”