American, United, and Frontier Airlines refuse to transport ObamaKids to safe facilities

Breitbart: Three national airlines have announced they do not want to transport migrants’ children from the so-called “cages” in spartan border-facilities to the government’s safe dormitory-like shelters in California, New York, and other states.

The corporate opposition to the federal government’s law-enforcement program was denounced by Tyler Houlton, press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security:

It’s unfortunate that American, United, and Frontier Airlines no longer want to partner with the brave men and women of DHS to protect the traveling public, combat human trafficking, and to swiftly reunite unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with their families.

Despite being provided facts on this issue, these airlines clearly do not understand our immigration laws and the long-standing devastating loopholes that have caused the crisis at our southern border.  Buckling to a false media narrative only exacerbates the problems at our border and puts more children at risk from traffickers.

We wish the airlines would instead choose to be part of the solution. For 15 years, the Department of Homeland Security has worked diligently with America’s airlines to secure aviation and facilitate the travel by air of millions of Americans and visitors and we will continue to do so.”

Federal law requires that the children and youths, from ages around 6 to 17, cannot be kept in federal jails with their parents. So they are flown from temporary facilities on the border to more dorm-like shelters in California and other states, pending the resolution of the legal cases against the adults who brought them into the United States. Once the legal proceedings are completed, the children are released back to their parents.

It is not clear if the airlines will break their government contracts to block the transport of the children, or if they will simply declare their opposition.

Houlton’s statement did not say if the government will cancel its contracts with the airlines if the airlines refuse tickets to the DHS groups.

The corporate boycott began after progressives reacted to an emotional post by a flight attendant. MORE

19 Comments on American, United, and Frontier Airlines refuse to transport ObamaKids to safe facilities

  1. Revoke the airworthiness certificates on all their planes. They forget they are Federally regulated.

  2. These scum are everywhere, it’s depressing. And it’s depressing because there isn’t a way to directly fight them back.
    Not flying isn’t going to do it, they need direct and forceful confrontation.

  3. This is not going to end well for the airlines.
    Just think, Progs assume you have to bake a gay cake, federally regulated airlines can renege on a contract.
    The Prog mind never ceases to amaze.

  4. Management cited the reason was that cleanup crews refused to clean anymore boogers from the back of seats.

  5. In an act of moral superiority and extreme virtue, the airlines have asked that these poor waifs continue their journey on foot.

  6. I’ve flown on just about every carrier but Frontier. Between delays, cancellations, rerouting and lost/delayed luggage delivery, I’d say this is no big deal. Who knows when or IF the “children” would be delivered to their destination.
    If I recall, didn’t UPS, during the obama admin, “quietly” transport “cargo” to various US cities?

  7. Don’t blame the airlines. Unless those kids are deloused and pressure washed, and fully free of various infectious diseases, I don’t want to sit in the same seat on the next flight for that plane

  8. Flying them is spreading the TB and who knows what other diseases they carry around the country. Then the “compassionate” lefties place them in schools right next to your children.

  9. Delta will virtue-signal by the end of the day. I’m sure they’ll take their cue from Atlanta Mayor Bottoms. The posturing and preening is just nauseating.

  10. Suspend all federal contracts with these airlines. Prohibit government employees from flying on them at government expense. (It’s what Obama would do.)

  11. Fly? No Limos available? How about cattle cars since the left thinks Trump is hitler.

    Or take the bus and leave the driving to us.

  12. Lowell June 21, 2018 at 9:24 am – “Anything wrong with buses? Or trains? Why do they have to be flown?”

    So they don’t get off the bus or train in the middle of the country and disappear. Kinda difficult to get off an airplane at 20,000 ft.


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