Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) has called on the CEO of Delta Airlines to address his company’s involvement in transporting illegal migrants, after numerous videos this week showed illegal aliens boarding flights at multiple U.S. airports.
In a letter to Delta CEO Ed Bastion on Friday, Rep. Gaetz demanded to know, “How many non-resident aliens has Delta airlines transported on behalf of nongovernmental organizations since January 20, 2021?”
BREAKING: Congressman @mattgaetz has called for Delta CEO Ed Bastion to answer to Congress on the transportation of non-resident migrants
He’s calling for Delta to answer a few very simple questions:
•How many non-resident aliens has Delta airlines transported on behalf of… pic.twitter.com/ItYAKSg0ZN
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) December 22, 2023
“How do NGOs purchase or reimburse your airlines for tickets of non-resident aliens?” Rep. Gaetz also asked. “Are you now receiving, or have you ever received any incentive for reimbursement, including money, credit, or other benefits from the federal government in exchange for the transport of non-resident aliens?”
Additionally, Rep. Gaetz questioned, “Has the TSA notified you of what forms of identification are acceptable for nonresident aliens to clear airport security and board your flights? If so, what are they?”
The congressman’s questions come as Babylon Bee contributor Ashley St. Clair and others personally witnessed and reported on illegal aliens lining up to board American Airlines and Delta Airlines flights in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) earlier this week heading to various destinations within the United States.
My @Delta flight from Phoenix appears to be flying migrants who crossed the border and are being shipped to New York
When I asked a Delta representative if this was the case, his response was “What does it matter, they’re humans too”
What is happening???? pic.twitter.com/zew340d6u2
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) December 19, 2023
Tonight at @PHXSkyHarbor I saw dozens of illegal immigrants.
None had luggage. All were clinging to their white packages with travel information and a cell phone.
When I arrived on Saturday night, I saw dozens of others sleeping in the terminals.
— Ari Hoffman (@thehoffather) December 19, 2023
Illegal Migrants are littered throughout the Phoenix Airport right now. They’re receiving priority boarding and expedited security.
Many have no idea where they’re going.
Locations include Charlotte, Philadelphia, NYC, and Texas.
Multiple had to be escorted from the women’s… pic.twitter.com/HRXFLJzxPv
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) December 19, 2023
Responding to the reports on Tuesday, Rep. Gaetz added that “It isn’t just Delta. It’s every major airline carrier. We are literally funding our invaders. SHUT IT DOWN!”
It isn’t just Delta.
It’s every major airline carrier.
We are literally funding our invaders.
SHUT IT DOWN! https://t.co/ZZPBoj6BHM
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) December 19, 2023
Speaking to St. Clair and OMG media founder James O’Keefe in an X Spaces interview, one airline pilot who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the illegals don’t undergo proper medical or criminal screening procedures.
Illegals are also being loaded into first-class sections, and are allegedly able to use arrest warrants as a valid proof of ID to board flights, in accordance with new Biden administration policies.
Congressman Gaetz appears acknowledge this in his letter, stating, “I am concerned the TSA may be allowing non-resident aliens to board flights, including those operated by Delta Air Lines, with an alternate form of identification that meets a weaker standard than that used to verify the identities of American citizens when they fly.”
Hopefully the American people can get answers for why illegal immigrants are afforded greater degrees of freedom than the average citizen.