Just a few weeks ago, liberals all over the United States threw a collective temper tantrum over the fact that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a bunch of illegal migrants up to Martha’s Vineyard. They also railed against Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott for busing migrants to other major cities.
But, of course, the same folks screaming and crying about how racist and inhumane it is to send illegal migrants to sanctuary cities were actually participating in similar operations involving unaccompanied minors. Guess they thought we wouldn’t notice their double standard. We did.
According to a Fox News report, unaccompanied migrant children suddenly arrived on a series of flights to a rural New York community. City officials stated on Friday that they were not given any advance notice by the Biden administration that these individuals were coming.
Paul Arteta, Montgomery police chief, and Mayor Steve Brescia appeared on “Fox & Friends First” where they took an opportunity to explain what happened when these flights arrived at Orange County Airport from Texas, carrying a group of minors between the ages of 13 to 18.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Brescia, whose town is located in the Hudson Valley, which is around 75 miles north of New York City, said during the interview.
Arteta then stated that officials have no idea where the parents of these children are, but noted that the kids have continued on to other areas of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Brescia stated that he wished he had received some sort of advanced notice before the kids arrived.
“They thought that the village or town knew about it and we knew nothing. And there wasn’t much we could do about it, unfortunately. But just a little forewarning or little information would have helped us considerably,” he stated in a chat with Carley Shimkus.
“Brescia said the leaders in his community were worried about the safety of the children and did not have answers to provide to residents. He said the town would have had to handle the response if ‘God forbid’ the bus that picked up the migrants at the airport was involved in an accident,” Fox News reported.
Arteta explained that after “dozens of phone calls” to local officials, they were eventually able to verify that the flight that came into the airport had been officially sanctioned by the Office of Refugee Resettlement within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Remember when the left accused DeSantis of human trafficking for sending migrants up to Martha’s Vineyard? Well, if that’s the case, then what do you call this? The folks that DeSantis flew up to Massachusetts were, for the most part, adults. These were just children. No parents or other adult family members. What happened to their families?
Where are these kids being sent now? This all looks very, very odd. Especially the lack of advance notice concerning the arrival of these individuals. Not only is this hypocrisy, but it’s also creepy. Liberals bemoaned the separation of children from their parents at the border, but it seems like they are the ones now pulling families apart.