ICE Deportation Flights Sending Illegal Immigrants Back Home & Border Technology

your tax money is now at work deporting
immigrants from Brownsville on a special report in partnership with border report
calm local 23 has exclusive video of unlisted flights leaving with passengers
restrained and in shackles our alfredo Quadra does this now we’re joined now
with Sandra Sanchez reporter report.com Sandra where are we why are we here
we’re at the Brownsville International Airport behind me we just witnessed two
charter flights take off full of deportees these are asylum seekers who
are being deported to various Central American countries we know for certain
that some of the deportees are being sent to what the mala we aren’t exactly
sure what the other plane was these charter flights before they take this
one flight was supposed to take off at 7:35 and the second plane just took off
at 8 a.m. it’s significant because under the asylum cooperation agreements ACA
which president Trump’s administration’s recently started with these Central
American companies countries we’re allowed to deport asylum seekers to
these countries and so it’s evident by what we saw this morning that they are
doing that it was a total of three buses I believe we have been told by witness
on the border which is a group that has been holding a vigil since mid-january
that these buses are coming from Port Isabel Detention Center we’re not
exactly sure and that’s part of the question is this is taxpayer funds where
are these buses coming from how many of these people and how much are these
airplanes costing US taxpayers we’ve requested from ice to be on a flight but
gotten permission to do so yes Thank You Sandra and thank you Alfredo for more
details on the deportation flights to Central America
check out report.com mixed signals from President Trump and Governor Cuomo they
are battling over the federal government’s ban preventing New Yorkers
from enrolling in trusted traveler programs President Trump tweeted quote
Governor Cuomo wanted to see me this weekend he just cancelled very hard to
work with New York so stupid Governor Cuomo is in Washington for the National
Governors Association meeting he says he did not cancel on the president he says
his office asked for a meeting to discuss the situation and he’s waiting
to find out about when that would happen yesterday the governor said New York
will sue over the ban the Trump administration says the ban is in
response to a state law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for
driver’s licenses DHS secretary Chad Wolf’s secretary you know on the China
situation it’s amazing to me that they’re criticizing the United States
for limiting travel meanwhile they’ve got everybody locked down in their homes
in China I mean so you know this this coronavirus situation is serious thank
you for addressing it now please address the New York situation New York and the
administration yeah let me every state by saying that this has nothing to do
with again the law that they passed regarding providing driver’s license to
illegal aliens again that’s wrong that’s dangerous and that’s irresponsible but
that’s separate from what we’re what we did this week New York is the only state
now that bares repeating the only state that restricts CBP access to their DMV
data across the board not only for immigration purposes but for law
enforcement purposes for customs purposes but also for trade and travel
facilitation purposes the only state which is precisely why we took the
action that we did now if if New York again wants to restore this access and
we’re happy to continue to process these applications but specifically what they
did is they don’t allow CBP to check their DMV database as they vet
applicants for a global entry or another trusted traveler program so what does
that mean it means that CBP doesn’t have access to indicate if an individual has
a DUI or has another aggravated traffic offence
either one of those are disqualification for the program so my job is to make
sure that that program maintains its integrity and so that individuals in New
York are processed and evaluated the same as individuals in Michigan
Minnesota or California and right now because New York took this action the
department had to respond and take appropriate action to make sure that the
rest of the individuals in these programs continue to be able to use the
public so so very clearly very quickly just should be clear secretary the state
of New York Governor Cuomo will not allow Customs and Border Patrol to have
access to the Department of Motor Vehicles website and the data in the DMV
Department of Motor Vehicles why do you need that data real quick real quick so
to vet a an applicant for a trusted traveler program we look at a number of
different data fields and databases and one is to determine whether or not they
have certain misdemeanors if you have a misdemeanor you’re disqualified from
participating in this program if you have a DUI if you have another
aggravated traffic offense whether that’s a misdemeanor or a felony you are
you are disqualified from this program without access we cannot run a proper
security check in a risk assessment and that that is simply dangerous I would
also say from customs inspection we have CBP officers at ports of entry every day
and they don’t have access law enforcement access to do their job which
is also very dangerous unbelievable all right secretary we’ll be watching this
situation thank you very much secretary Chad wolf joining us there tonight we’re
taking a deeper look at an issue that erupted late last week when the federal
government said New Yorkers will no longer be able to participate in
programs that expedite border crossings as 7 News reporter Aaron Bischoff tells
us here tonight New York State is fighting back New
Yorkers are no longer able to sign up or re-enroll for the Department of Homeland
Security’s trusted traveler programs programs which allow vetted travelers to
use expedited lanes to cross borders why the green light law which went into
effect in December allows undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses but
the law also blocks the Department of Homeland Security from
accessing DMV records acting deputy secretary ken cuccinelli says that
information is necessary when vetting someone as a trusted traveler the move
affects travelers enrolled in the Global Entry Nexus century and fast programs
travelers currently enrolled in these programs will still be able to
participate in them for now but will not be able to re-enroll that’s expected to
affect 150 to 200 thousand residents over the course of the next year coach
Nelly says another 50 to 80 thousand New Yorkers in line for the program’s now
will be tonight Governor Cuomo called the decision pure
politics and an abuse of power he announced Friday that the state will
file a lawsuit we’re going to disclose this political intrusion into government
this ham-handed political tactic that once again hurts New Yorkers to make
their political point US senator Kirsten Gillibrand agrees with Cuomo saying in a
statement quote once again the Trump administration is misusing the federal
government for political retribution meanwhile congresswoman Elise Stefanik
is criticizing the green light law calling it reckless and saying it has
hampered efforts to enforce federal immigration laws and is continuing to
have harmful implications for New York Erin Bischoff Seven News well you may
have seen them on the shores of Lake Erie at sturgeon point or just south of
Dunkirk well they kind of look like settlers but they’re actually radar
towers so Border Patrol can watch for people illegally crossing Lake Erie from
Canada George Ricker takes us behind the scenes and tonight’s special assignment
you’ll see only on 4 but I can tell you they are significant and they’re they
are the highest quality last August this latest one went up just south of Dunkirk
at a cost of a million dollars a radar tower equipped with video surveillance
it is similar to ones that have been up and running for years at sturgeon point
and in Ripley their purpose is to watch Lake
Erie for anyone trying to cross Canada illegally into the United States the
international border line is a few miles out into the lake these are primary
radar our cameras are good and they are significant but this is a radar facility
they use coastal surveillance systems they have a camera package attached to
them but it’s the radar that makes them just so critically useful useful
u.s. Border Patrol allowed us inside one of the most elaborate communication
rooms on the northern border it’s on Grand Island but monitors not only those
towers along the lake but all the other cameras watching bridges and waterways
closer to Buffalo and Niagara Falls they can often pick out how many people are
on a boat even in the dark of night well its thermal imaging so our cameras have
the capability to do thermal imaging where heat is your primary signature on
those cameras Border Patrol also has a helicopter based in Niagara Falls
because the Buffalo sector for Border Patrol stretches all the way from the
Thousand Islands region through Niagara Falls Buffalo and down to the
Pennsylvania border it’s covered by 300 agents that’s the biggest challenge here
at Buffalo sector is the the border is is the attraction up here we have
recreation yet businesses out there doing charters you have just all sorts
of things going on the water you have tourists out here so it makes it a huge
challenge for our agents to find that needle in the haystack this gives us
that little bit of an advantage to watch what’s going on the water
if these radar towers capture anything suspicious day or night out on the lake
the folks back in the communication center can dispatch agents by land boat
or helicopter to go check it out typically is people that are legitimate
traffic boaters fishermen recreational stuff but we do get guys that are coming
over and we are able to stop them there until they make landfall we usually
don’t play some under arrest we will turn them back and say hey you need to
do this this is a laws last March residents of Brazil were caught trying
to gain entry by jetski off Grand Island that case was significant because
Border Patrol and local authorities we had to rescue a young lady that the
smuggler basically abandoned out on the water on broken ice and he abandoned her
just to save himself so the next time you see these 200-foot towers at
sturgeon point Dunkirk and Ripley know that’s just part of Border Patrol’s
round-the-clock watch on the US Canada border it’s good for people to know that
this is out there that this technology is out there that we are improving our
infrastructure that border patrol has continued to progress to our technology
to help make our nation’s border safer George Richert news 4 Trump
administration policies have sought to stop illegal immigration and target
undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. most of the attention has been
along the Mexican border but these same policies are playing out along the
Canadian border to mike ben david and producer daniela Fierro got a closer
look at what happens along our northern border and if agents are focusing on the
migrant farm workers in our region the Sergent immigrants along the Mexican
border and the political battle over the border wall have been the primary focus
of the immigration debate in the last few years but America’s longest border
that’s to the north including a long largely unprotected section right
through our region the Border Patrol it’s broken down into sectors including
the Swanton sector that’s what covers right in our region is a 295 mile
stretch across New York Vermont and New Hampshire now we got a chance to get a
closer look at the work border agents are doing to enforce immigration laws on
the us-canadian border agent in Charge Richard Ross is on patrol we’re
responsible for detecting and interdicting illicit cross-border
traffic between the ports of entry Ross oversees 32 miles of the Swanton sector
in two of those miles include Lake Memphremagog right now that Lake is
frozen with anglers ice fishing there are a few people on the Canadian side
one guy right on the line and that’s that’s a common occurrence that’s what
we see pretty much everyone is this okay yes and why is that yeah they’re all
right they’re there they’re on the line they have not crossed that’s where the
they’re set up that’s the kind of challenge border agents face when
Americans and Canadians are living as neighbors in some places directly across
the street from each other all of these houses that we’re looking at here are in
Canada so that neighborhood is just right off the road yes but most of the
border in our region runs through fields and forests unguarded areas attractive
to people looking to smuggle in drugs or illegal immigrants into the United
States Border Patrol uses a combination of
manpower cameras and relationships with neighbors to stop illegal crossings over
the last couple of years we’ve had an increase in traffic you know last year
sector-wide we’ve got people from 52 different
countries coming in places right like coming in places that look very much
like this this shows the last 10 years a number of people detained by Border
Patrol for illegally crossed into the swine sector after trending downward for
seven straight years to a low of 291 in 2016 the number of people caught
illegally crossing the border soared to over a thousand last year now why is
that Border Patrol points to a change in
Canadian immigration policy which has led to an increase in undocumented
immigrants mostly from Central America trying to come through Canada to the
United States anywhere there’s an area to exploit will be exploited by
transnational criminal organizations so if whether it’s people or contraband
they’re gonna attempt to smuggle in any number of spots along the along the line
here and we’re seeing that in 2020 oh absolutely
but Border Patrol is not just focused on the border ages
for jurisdiction in all 50 states together with ice Immigration and
Customs Enforcement they have the authority to detain people living in the
u.s. in violation of immigration laws we’re patrolling the border some of
those some of those roads there’s farms integrated throughout the entirety of
the of the area of responsibility for Swan’s sector that is a great concern
for undocumented migrant farm workers people living and working on dairy farms
in our region who’ve told us they live in fear of Border Patrol it was I’m too
scared to leave because I know I’m not safe Ross says his agents would not be
called upon to raid a local farm but if they encounter someone they suspect to
be here illegally they’ll do their job we’re not obligated to ignore that and
we’ll we’ll deal with that like we would if I caught somebody just coming across
the border we have to determine what the status is and and how to proceed in in
dealing with that individual Border Patrol makes it clear that they are not
looking for undocumented farm workers but Mexicans do top the list of
nationalities intercepted in this wanton sector last year followed by Romanians
Haitians Indians and Guatemalans well I quote about the mobile checkpoints that
we’ve been seeing yeah agent Ross told me this is nothing new within a hundred
miles of the border agents have the authority to search without a warrant
when we asked why the mobile checkpoints have picked up in the last few years he
says its operational tempo and I’m told that refers to the timing location and
frequencies of the checkpoints making them a little more unpredictable but
this has not been a change in policy a good report I can thank you thank you in
Lansing I’m happy very happy you know that kind of stuff don’t need a have
around yeah you know we have a lot of that kind of stuff going on right now
you just don’t need it in re you know so I’m really happy they got it Jim Pruitt
runs West Berry’s hardware it’s right next to the Somerville Hayes
neighborhood where Gonzalez was arrested during the trap
stop one in Lane yesterday morning Berkeley County a system the US Marshal
Service and ice in the arrests Gonzales is wanted for of charge in Cummings
Georgia Pruett tells me knowing the arrest was just around the corner from
its business is scary very scary you know that kind of stuff lead like I said
it happens a lot don’t never see it happen around here when it start to
happen around here you gotta get scared and I’ll meet your lucky doors keep
everything you know security he says he feels safer knowing Gonzales is off the
streets no really just really happy that they did their job you know I stand
behind law enforcement ice is handling the case from here on out in Ladson I’m
Raymond Owens count on to president Trump says construction is accelerating
on his signature project a massive barrier along the Mexican border with a
construction price of 18 billion dollars it stands to be the world’s most
expensive wall and one of the biggest public works projects in American
history a report by The Washington Post says those costs may expand
exponentially because such a structure may require billions of dollars in
annual maintenance the Department of Homeland Security spent 274 million on
border fence maintenance in 2017 there is no official estimate for maintaining
president Trump’s anticipated new wall but the administration recently spent 1
million dollars just to paint a single mile of border fencing with military
labor experts interviewed by the posts a maintenance cost will be prohibitive for
the 30 foot tall steel bollard fencing plus its access roads lighting
surveillance cameras and other technology the border wall is expected
to require construction and maintenance of hundreds of storm gates to protect
its structural integrity in 2011 debris and surging floodwaters collapsed a
40-foot section of border fencing in the Arizona desert the Trump administration
has completed construction of a hundred and ten miles of new border barriers
adding to 650 miles of previous fencing it is budgeted 11 billion for 576 miles
of new barriers and plans to use an additional 7 billion in defense funding
to extend that to 900 by 2022 the president campaigned hard on
the wall in 2016 and is doing so again in 2020 now we’re building the wall it’s
gone up and it’s gone up rapidly and very soon we’ll be building about a mile
a day and we should be up to over 400 miles by next year the end of next year
and shortly thereafter it’ll be finished and it’s already having a tremendous
impact NPR reports that construction costs averaged 20 million dollars a mile
that’s four times the cost of Israel’s wall in the West Bank and five times
greater than border barriers built by president george w bush the new wall
designed to be far more difficult for unauthorized border crossers to breach
than previous versions is being tested by smugglers who have sought away some
heavy steel posts and recently a new section of wall freshly set in concrete
was toppled by high winds in California crews rushed to make repair

Stephen Childs


  1. It don't matter. Be dogged if you do and be dogged if you don't. They have to leave

  2. They aren’t asylum seekers, they were fleeing the socialist bunghole they created back at home. They made their bed, consequently, they should sleep in it.

  3. worried about deporting people with taxpayers money… not worried about taking care of them forever with taxpayers money nor were you worried when pelosi bought golden pens for impeachment papers….. sigh

  4. I feel bad for them but I only could afford to take care my family and US seniors πŸ˜•

  5. Illegals living in the US costs a lot more than sending them home… great job… Como is a moron that is destroying NY… Maybe if the stupid LIberals controlling and voting in people like Como got real, then they wouldn't lose all the time…

  6. What they SHOULD do is have the DEMOCRATS pay for the flights and busses! BTW, THEY GET DISCOUNTS!!!!!!! This whole thing likely costs less than $300 per passenger, and in ONE DAY they likely steal over $120 from the american tax payer, so it is CHEAP! What the democrats SHOULD do is ask themselves how they can claim they are fighting CO2, etc….. The driving to the border, the exertion to get in here, the driving HERE, all the vehicles to apprehend them and send them back, the destruction of the plants, is ALL because of THEM!!!!!!!!! So if the world DOES succumb to this, it is THEIR fault!!!!!!!

    HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  7. For decades illegal immigrant found out that Canada has weak immigration laws and people are coming in the US through Canada. It's time to tell Canada no more.
    ( I'm Proud to call Trump my president πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ )

  8. She should go with them .. she’s Mexican fighting for her people

  9. One day you will hear folks who didnot legally enter into our country demanding and controlling our rights, our combat laws and who we allow into our country. They will have more rights than the average citizens. What will happen in a united states major emergency how will citizens and none citizen get aid, will they separate or ration out limited supplies. We need to know these things .


  11. Hey flights have gotten cheap we all know that, well at least the intelligent legal citizens know it's not as expensive to fly now a days, so hell yes it's cheaper to send these fake fraud asylum seekers back to their own country etc. They can fix their country, with the masses that come they could build their own.

  12. Thank you CBP & ICE πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  13. Well spent tax dollars. If we donate more money to our tax base. can we get more illegals deported? If so please tell us what government agency we can send the money to.

  14. Amazing how worried the activist is over taxpayers money used for deportations. I’m sure she’s also just as concerned over the cost of healthcare and education to taxpayers for illegals tooπŸ™„


  16. Lady why are you complaining about how much our taxpayers are paying for them to be on that flight going somewhere to Central America when they're here our taxpayers is paying for everything why aren't you complaining about that but look at it this way at least you're not walking back they're getting a free ride✈✈✈✈✈✈

  17. U.S tax payer voted Trump in office to deport we know and dont care he is spending money on airplane and bus trips. Would you rather us use a catapult? That will save money and personally i think is more effective in more ways than one.


  19. I don't care they can take some of my taxes you send them back. Deport Deport Deport my hard tax dollars at work.

  20. Thank you Trump,,,,,deport them all…whatever the cost of the buses and the flights is nothing like the cost to keep them here in the US

  21. Vary good.. No problem with this at all…. Way to go ice good job keep up the good work your doing.. !! TRUMP 2020.. TRUMP 2020.. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  22. This will be a common sight by mid Summer.Β  This is nothing.Β  What's coming will be swift and with pin point accuracy!

  23. For every 10 we send home, 100 pour thru the Swiss cheese border but i guess they have to make a showing of doing something otherwise why pay taxes and shit

  24. Trunp2020 πŸ”§πŸ”§πŸ”§πŸ”§πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈIllegal Immigration hurts the young US citizens wages and job availability as well as black and white adult citiizen males over 21.

  25. The cost of flying fake asylum seekers to the first country they entered. Is much less than the welfare, housing and medical care.

  26. My car is undocumented. So I don’t need insurance or registration. I can travel whenever I want. It’s not driving lol…..I need sanctuary……yeah it sounds ridiculous but that’s what we’re living in…where there’s no such thing as illegal…..

  27. What the corrupt Democrats are doing is forming two types of people with the illegals. It's okay to have finger prints and background information on American citizens, but not illegals. It's wrong. Theres no way to know who these people are muchless the countless crimes they have committed. Call Congress and demand it stops. Americans start calling ICE to report illegals in your communities.

  28. LAW ENFORCEMENT is one reason, we have a great country, the United States of America!!

  29. I Hope That Plane Was Full!
    God Bless Ice and President Trump…
    πŸ’œ β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’–πŸ’œβ€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’–

  30. Britain send the very 1st plane after BREXIT to Jamaica with 60 criminals
    The MPs were bragging about in the house of commons

  31. Keep shipping them out and cut the funding I'm sure were giving those country's to pay for the flights

  32. New Yorkers we need to show out this bum this criminal Cuomo the hell out of office his a disgrace to New York one of the best city in the world

  33. The BIG APPLE 🍎 has been ROTTING from the inside out for decades………it’s nothing but SLIME now.

  34. Tax payers are paying for the flights one time but to keep them cost Americans 135 billion per year for education, policing, and public services.
    I want to pay only once.

  35. If a Illegal does anything to you in New York Sue the state for Billions not Millions Billions Because there JOB Number 1 is to protect there Citizens and they are failing US all New York the whole state is failing it's Citizens if they Fail you Sue for Billions for they know they made it unsafe and they are trying to give your rights to Illegals Fight back and sue Trump will stand by you all the way

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  38. THEY need to send them back before these gimmygrants drop those anchor babies but I know that wont happenπŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

  39. I'd rather my tax money be used to send these illegals home instead of having to care for them & all their children they will have here in the US.

  40. Typical……. sjw
    Posing as journalist..!
    Homogeneity is a High Trust Society ! ! !
    DEMOGRAPHICS are Destiny……! ! !

  41. Until we get every last legal American off the streets, we have no right or responsibility to support anyone else!

  42. Hey Seattle Policia put me in shackles…an educated white woman…who didn't do a damn thing…no Due Process…These guys actually committed a crime… I have no sympathy…

  43. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½Deport them All to China πŸ˜·πŸ›©

  44. Well done my President Trump 2020πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·

  45. Thank you President Trump. I would rather we spend our taxpayer dollars keeping illegals out then having to waste money trying to find them IN our country, & kicking them out, especially after they have harmed one of our citizens.

  46. Lady Do America favor and get on one of these flights. And don't come back. We need American standing up for Americans. God bless Donald Trump.

  47. What… But they supposedly walked here, Make them walk back Home…what's the big deal.. It's only 2,000 miles…

  48. IT’S NOT β€œTRUMP POLICIES”! It’s the FEDERAL LAWS OF THE united States of America. Period. Stop the spin BS. AND WOW! Canada actually enforces it’s immigration laws. Good on Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦!

  49. CUOMO needs to be vetted in depth. He is a traitor to the US and is Not upholding his Oath of Office.
    (edit spelling)

  50. LONG TERM WALL MAINTENANCE comes with 50-100 yrs of wall upkeep.
    Grow up.
    If the Dems had worked with PDJT from Day 1 the costs would have been immensely less as there would have been NO court battles or costs. It was a good idea BY THE DEMS 8-16 yrs ago but since Trump was elected the Dems Can Not use the fund for a piggy bank.


  52. What are the motives for Democrats to want open borders? When amnesty and U.S. citizenship are granted to millions of foreigners, which is likely, there will be a huge gain in the number of Democratic voters. Politics is a dirty fight in a dark alley, and Democrats intend to win by any means necessary.

  53. Cuomo needs to be fired. He dosen't care about Americans. He can take his friend Deblasio with him. Crooked politicians.

  54. Let's ban together and sneak out of the USA into other countries and show them how it feels. I want a free house, food, clothes and I don't want work for it.

  55. She’s concerned about how much these charter planes cost taxes payers….well if they stayed over into their country taxes payers would not have to pay for these charter airplanes ✈️

  56. The illegals should pay for their deportation with the illegal money they made over here or they should be imprisoned and work for enough money to send them back and every body they brought with them

  57. Good it would cost more is they stay Here with the American people supporting them.

  58. What the fu-
    yOuTuBe gLiTcH
    "We. Are. AIKO.
    We. Have. A. Message.
    America. Was. Discovered. By. Immigrants.
    Christopher. Columbus. Was. Born. And. Raised. In. Italy (outside of America).
    Immigrants. Make. America. Great.
    Not. ICE.
    Not. Trump.
    Not. People. Like. Trump.
    Not. People. That. Pretends. American. History. Never. Happen.
    We. Are. AIKO.
    We. Are. Everywhere.
    We. Are. Nowhere."

  59. Don't believe como about the meeting those DEMOCRATS ARE all about stalling tactic playing twisted demonic MIND GAMES

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