HOUSTON, Texas–An unknown number of illegal immigrants will be transported by federal agents to Houston, Texas. The foreigners will fly into the Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday.
The office of Houston Mayor Annise Parker confirmed the migrants’ arrival, according to Click2Houston.
It appears that the immigrants coming to Houston are the same individuals who were rejected in Murrieta, California. On Tuesday 140 illegal immigrants were transported via plane to San Diego and then bussed to a federal housing facility in Murrieta. A large crowd of angry U.S. citizens protested the migrants’ arrival, which prompted agents to turn the bus around.
Patrice Lynes, the organizer of the Murrieta protests, told Michelle Moons of Breitbart News that she and others want the U.S. to repatriate illegal immigrants to their home countries.
On June 4th Breitbart Texas’ Managing Director Brand Darby broke the news that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was relocating illegal immigrants from Texas to Southern California. Within moments of that article being published, the official Twitter account of the San Diego CBP tweeted at Darby, insisting the report was “erroneous” and asking for it to be removed from the internet.
Days later–after National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran came to Darby’s defense–the San Diego CBP deleted the tweet from their official account. Subsequent reports, outlining plans to fly immigrants to Southern California, proved CBP had indeed planned the relocation.
Thousands of illegal immigrants–many of whom are children and “family units”– continue to cross the border and enter Texas’ Rio Grande Valley each day. Instead of transporting the migrants back to their home countries in Central America, authorities are utilizing tax dollars to fly them to facilities around the country, where they enjoy benefits such as food, housing, education, vocational training, and legal counsel.
At this time it is unclear how many migrants will ultimately be sent to Houston or where they will be housed.
The office of Mayor Parker did not return Breitbart Texas’ calls–it is easy to imagine the city is attempting to keep the news of the immigrants’ arrival quiet, as to prevent protests similar to those in Murrieta.
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