Rep. Lance Gooden revealed to “Fox & Friends” that he was tipped off about the covert operation by a whistleblower from San Diego who handed over the kinds of information the groups are giving migrants.
Working on the tip, Gooden traveled to California where he found migrants housed in hotels, including The Four Points by Sheraton where rates start at $159 a night.
“I managed to get in the gates, I demanded entry once and was refused. I talked a guard into letting me in on another occasion and when I was in there I saw busses pulling up, probably about 100 migrants over an hour got off of these busses,” Gooden told Fox News on Monday.
He said the migrants were “welcomed by people with open arms” upon arrival and then processed, tested for COVID and handed the informationpackets.
“This packet is what I received from the whistleblower a few weeks ago,” Golden stated.
“And these packets detail how to go to the airport, how to get past TSA without any identification, how to enroll your children in schools and assimilate in whatever community you desire to go in.”
The Republican said he brought up the packets with the Transportation Security Administration and the federal agency told him that migrants sometimes show up with “very convincing letters” and are often allowed to board airplanes prior to anyone else.
”The state of California, US corporations and nonprofits, and the Biden administration are facilitating human smuggling and child trafficking in our country,” Gooden told the media outlet.
“They are allowing these migrants, many of whom are unknown to US law enforcement agencies, to board commercial aircraft, creating one of the greatest threats to U.S. national security since Sept. 11, 2001. It is time for transparency and accountability for everyone involved in exacerbating this crisis,” the congressman said.
Former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan reviewed the packet from Gooden and said it confirmed what he’s heard from CBP officials that migrants are being released into the US without identification.
He called the administration’s claim that “illegal aliens are being vetted” a “joke.”
“There is no way that aliens from 150 different countries, 1.7 million of them, most of them in the last 10 months, that they’re actually able to properly vet them to know for sure who these individuals are,” Morgan said.