Pfluger: 500 Illegal Migrants Could Be Housed in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO, TX — Calling the hearing “the most shameful I have ever seen,” Congressman August Pfluger plowed into Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and wanted answers about Biden Administration plans to house 500 illegal migrants in San Angelo.
“The American public is not fooled by the comments that the border is secure. It’s not!” Pfluger scolded the Biden Administration secretary. Pfluger outlined Biden Administration reports that persons on the terrorism watch list have been apprehended at the border. He accused Mayorkas of downplaying that fact by referring to it as only a “few dozen at most” incursions. Pfluger said.
Pfluger said in FY 2021, there were 27 encounters where individual illegal migrants “popped as positive” as being listed on the US Terrorism Database.
Pfluger then drops a bomb. He asked Mayorkas if the Biden Administration is about to house 500 illegal migrants at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo.
Mayorkas said he could not answer and will get back to the congressman.
“You just told us that you have operational control of the border. Are you planning to use Goodfellow Air Force Base to house illegal immigrants?” Pfluger pressed.
“Congressman, I will ask my colleagues with respect to the status of those particular plans and respond to your question…” Mayorkas responded.
“The administration has literally abdicated its responsibility to keep Texas and the United States safe. I am begging you to secure the border now,” Pfluger interrupted.
The exchange happened during a House Homeland Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 27. Pfluger sits on that committee.
Watch the exchange above.