Delta accused of flying migrants from border to New York as GOP calls for airline boycott

Delta accused of flying migrants from border to New York as GOP calls for airline boycott

Jacob Rees Mogg talks about the US Migrant Crisis

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GB News Reporter

By GB News Reporter

Published: 20/12/2023

- 15:15

Ashley St. Clair was outraged after she claimed she was told that migtants are 'human too'

Delta Airlines has been accused of flying migrants to New York after a viral video posted online by a US commentator claimed her domestic flight was filled with people who had crossed from the southern border and had been given "premium" seats by the flight operator.

Ashley St. Clair posted the video which she claimed showed migrants who were recently let out of an immigration detention centre at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

In the caption, she said: "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????"

When asked how she knew they were migrants, St Clair claimed: "They’re all carrying bags from the processing center.

"Unlike you, I leave my house and have visited the border and processing centers."

Pro-Trump congresswoman Lauren Boebert responded to the post, saying: "This is how they turn every state into a border state. And our tax dollars are the funding for this disaster. Completely abhorrent."

Other Republicans are also allegedly calling for a boycott.

GB News is yet to independently verify whether the alleged migrants pictured were from a processing centre.

GB News has approached Delta Airlines for comment.


Migrants crossing the US borderMigrants crossing the US borderREUTERS

It comes as Arizona governor Katie Hobbs ordered the state’s National Guard to the border with Mexico to help federal officials manage it.

Northern cities like New York and Chicago have opened refugee shelters, including in the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

In Chicago, city officials imposed a 60-day shelter limit last month and are poised to start evicting people in early January.

Democrat Governor of Massachusetts Maura Healey, a Democrat has capped the number of migrant families in emergency shelters at 7,500.

Migrant crisis on the southern US borderAt least 12,600 migrant encounters have taken place in just 24 hours at the southern border in the US - the highest single-day total ever recordedGetty

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has estimated the city will spend $12billion over the next three years to handle the influx.

Some of the Democrat's plans include setting up large-scale emergency shelters, renting out hotels and providing various government services for migrants.

Last week, Mayor Adams travelled to Washington DC to continue his campaign to get help from the federal government to deal with the migrant crisis.

However, he has been unsuccessful in his attempts for more support.

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