Migrants from the southern border have been mysteriously landing in Jacksonville, Florida during the night since the summer. Over 70 flights carrying an average of 36 passengers raised suspicion from local law enforcement. Happening at a time when the border crisis is raging, Gov. Ron DeSantis is determined to investigate the matter.
According to Washington Examiner, “The governor’s office has scrambled in recent weeks to uncover who is facilitating the mystery flights landing in northern Florida daily, but the Biden administration has refused to disclose any information, one official said.” There are a multitude of questions that need to be answered. Who is responsible for sending the migrants? How extensive is this support network? Who is paying for them? Why are they being sent specifically to Jacksonville International Airport?
“Keefe, who was the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida until early 2021, said the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services will not tell the state of Florida who is overseeing the flights, the names of those on the flights, or where the migrants are being taken. None of the agencies or the White House responded to a request for comment.”
Night flights carrying migrants have also been reported by the New York Post appearing in Westchester, New York over the summer as well. When news of these flights originally came out, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that they were not occurring during the middle of the night, citing 2:30 am as part of the early morning hours.
Eager for answers, Keefe is conducting a serious investigation into the matter. “‘[We’re] having to watch and observe – in effect, spy on the government to see what it is that they’re doing in the middle of the night out of these airport facilities.’” With the controversies surrounding the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, such activity raises suspicion of the administration’s role in the flights.
These flights have been brought under close examination by the state of Florida as they investigate the murder of a “legal resident from Mexico” who was the owner of a Jacksonville grocery store. A 24-year-old man from Honduras has been arrested under suspicion for the murder. Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, who made false claims about his age and name to Border Patrol, is suspected of having arrived on one of these flights that came in the night.