Senator Maggie Hassan has no comment on reports that the Department of Homeland Security – which she oversees on the Homeland Security Committee – is considering a plan to send some of the migrants to flow across the southern border to ‘in Vermont and New Hampshire.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “more than 1.472 million foreigners were apprehended entering the southwest border illegally in fiscal year 2021”. This is equal to the entire population of New Hampshire. The US Border Patrol reported “nearly 200,000 encounters with migrants along the US-Mexico border in July, the highest monthly total in more than two decades.”
Now the border patrol is reportedly considering sending some of these migrants to the “Swanton area,” which includes all of Vermont, part of New York, and the counties of Coos, Grafton and Carroll in New Hampshire.
“Federal immigration agencies are making contingency plans for a chaotic fall and winter that include seeking help in states thousands of miles away,” Washington Free Beacon reports, based on memo that they got. “DHS manages resources for the ‘unconfirmed’ transfer of migrants to [the Swanton Sector] and awaiting a response from the border patrol on the number of additional processing machines needed, âthey report.
âA spokesperson for customs and border protection refused to respond to [Swanton Sector] resettlement plans, claiming the department does not comment on the information disclosed. “
A spokesman for Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (right) told a reporter last week that the administration was “unaware” of such plans.
The Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told the Vermont Daily Chronicle: âUnited States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is constantly evaluating possible contingency plans and adjusting its operations based on requirements. circumstances, but there are currently no plans to transfer migrants from the southwest border to the north or Coastal borders.
But nothing prevents the border patrol from locating migrants here. As recently as last week, border patrol officers “apprehended 21 people encountered in several events after they entered the United States illegally near the towns of Alburgh, Franklin, Richford and West Berkshire,” tweeted the Swanton area border patrol. “They were citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Canada.”
More important, however, is Senator Hassan’s lack of information, who will not answer questions about the border or NHJournal’s DHS policy. She has not made any public comments or issued a statement on the report either.
Meanwhile, former border patrol chief Rodney Scott revealed last week that the Biden administration is paying contractors not build a wall on the southern border of the United States. “For a while it was almost $ 5 million a day between DOD and DHS.”
Polls show New Hampshire Republicans are highly motivated by the issue of border security. At the same time, Biden gets bad marks in politics for his handling of the border crisis. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, only 25% approve of Biden’s immigration policy, while 67% disapprove of it.
As for the situation on the Mexican border, only 23 percent approve, while 67 percent disapprove. Only half of Biden’s Democratic colleagues approve of his handling of the border situation.