The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained footage appearing to show a group of migrants held in a room at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport guarded by a U.S. service member.
Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore, a Republican, filmed the video Tuesday night.
“I went to Atlanta Airport after a Whistleblower reported to me a room guarded by U.S. Military FULL of Illegal Aliens,” Moore said Wednesday.
“@BrianKempGA @JoeBiden this is a total dereliction of your duty and breach of public trust onto Georgians. GA Borders are Breached. TREASON! We are being invaded and the State and Federal Government are backing this human trafficking operation of unimaginable size at the Largest Airport in the World,” he added.
BREAKING: I went to Atlanta Airport after a Whistleblower reported to me a room guarded by U.S. Military FULL of Illegal Aliens. @BrianKempGA @JoeBiden this is a total dereliction of your duty and breach of public trust onto Georgians. GA Borders are Breached. TREASON!
— Sen. Colton Moore (@realColtonMoore) January 31, 2024
Daily Caller reports:
In the video, there appears to be a uniformed soldier guarding a room full of migrants and volunteers with a group called Team Libertad, which boasts of helping migrants travel on its social media accounts.Advertisement
“We’re all getting them flights to where they need to be,” a man who identified himself as a volunteer from Team Libertad says in the video. “These are just recently documented travelers getting released from ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] getting to where they need to be.”
“There’s people that, they get dropped off here from ICE detention with no help,” the man added.
Team Libertad, which is part of a program run by the nonprofit group Inspiritus, greets migrants at the Atlanta airport and accompanies them to their gates, according to a sign up page the organization uses to recruit volunteers.
“Team Libertad helps travelers find their way through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Information regarding these travelers is protected by HIPAA,” the group told the DCNF in a statement.
Migrants who come to the U.S. illegally can fly commercially, even without IDs, the DCNF reported in January 2022. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepts a number of alternate forms of identification that include certain arrest warrants and their notices to appear in court.
Here’s the video:
“Illegal aliens are being trafficked all over America by NGOs through America’s airports while being guarded by the U.S. military. When our @FreedomCaucusGA. Vice Chair tried to film them doing it, they forcibly pushed him away. This is madness,” State Freedom Caucus Network wrote.
Illegal aliens are being trafficked all over America by NGOs through America's airports while being guarded by the U.S. military.
When our @FreedomCaucusGA Vice Chair tried to film them doing it, they forcibly pushed him away.
This is madness. https://t.co/CIkL8cfqEo
— State Freedom Caucus Network (@SFC_Network) January 31, 2024
This is crazy!
Video Appears To Show Migrants Tucked Away In Hidden Room Under Military Guard at Atlanta Airport.
State Senator (contacted by a whistleblower) shows up to record it and they try to take his phone away.
This is so wrong! https://t.co/n4sKnz9eC0
— Sweet17 (@RealSweet17) February 1, 2024
A Georgia National Guard spokesperson provided a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation, saying they’re “not aware of the incident in question or any such activity involving the Georgia National Guard at the airport.”
The Pentagon did not respond to the outlet’s inquiries.
“The room was absolutely packed with people from every continent on this planet,” Moore told the outlet.
“When I took my phone and reached it up above the guy to get a better view of all the illegals in the room, that’s when chaos broke out. That’s when the U.S. Army guy took the phone. It was a scrimmage between he and I in order to get the phone back. And then he proceeded to tell me to get out of there and just made a real big scene out of it,” he added.
— The REAL Politically Savvy 🇺🇸 (@patriot_savvy) January 31, 2024
From The Georgia Record:
Sources have informed The Georgia Record that a GA State Senator and staff were assaulted by U.S. military members in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta last evening, for uncovering and filming a migrant trafficking operation through the airport that seems to have been going on for some time.
The U.S. enlisted members were leading 30 military-aged migrant males through the airport facility. The GA legislative staff were assaulted when trying to ask questions, wrestled phone/ camera back.
GA State Senator Colton Moore was the legislator involved, as well as his chief of staff.
Sources tell The Georgia Record the migrants are escorted every Monday and Tuesday at 11pm by U.S. military.
The trafficking operation has been going on for some time and is fully understood by Governor’s Kemp’s office.