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Congressional Republicans object to sheltering immigrants at U.S. airports

November 13, 2023


On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Garret Graves (R-LA), and Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) joined some of their Republican House colleagues in objecting to the Biden Administration’s use of airports as shelters for illegal immigrants.

In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the law makers cited reports alleging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed housing 60,000 migrants at four public airports in New York and New Jersey, similar to what has been done at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Sam Graves, chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Garret Graves, chair of the aviation subcommittee, signed the letter along with more than 65 of their colleagues.

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