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Leaked video reportedly exposes illegal immigrants from southern border states disembarking from a charter plane at Westchester County Airport in New York. The video of alleged undocumented migrants was obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino – a Republican candidate for New York governor in 2022.
In the 51-minute video, there is bodycam footage from Westchester Police Sgt. Michael Hamborsky – who is seen on the tarmac of Westchester County Airport on Aug. 13, 2021.
There are reportedly about a dozen federal contractors assisting the migrants from the plane to buses.
At 6:09 a.m., Hamborsky purportedly begins asking questions to federal contractors about the charter flight arriving after the airport's curfew.
"You’re on a secure facility here; we really don’t know anything and we're in charge of security," Hamborsky tells a federal contractor, according to the New York Post. "This is anti all our security stuff."
"I’m just trying to figure out what’s what, who’s who and how I’m supposed to keep this secure," Hamborsky continues.
An alleged federal contractor tells the police officer, "We’re not allowed to have our picture taken when we get on base."
Hamborsky reacts by saying, "Un-f***ing-believable. And who’s that by? DHS [Department of Homeland Security]?"
The said contractor replies, "Yes, and the United States Army. You’re on a federal installation but DHS wants everything on the down low."
Another alleged contractor informs Hamborsky, "Listen, my thing is I like to comply but technically we’re not supposed to show IDs or anything. Like I said, everything is supposed to be hush-hush."
Hamborsky asks the men why the charter plane is dropping off purported illegal immigrants at the airport in White Plains – approximately 35 miles northeast of New York City.
"You don’t want to be in somewhere the spotlight is," the man responds. "You want to try and be as down low as possible. A lot of this is just down-low stuff that we don’t tell people because what we don’t want to do is attract attention. We don’t want the media. Like we don’t even know where we’re going when they tell us."
Fox News reported, "One of the contractors told the officer later in the video: 'I get the whole secrecy and all that s***t but this is even above my f***ing pay grade . . . the f***, you know what I mean?"
When Hambrosky presses as to why there were secret flights with illegal immigrants flying into the New York City suburb, the purported federal contractor says, "You know why, look who’s in office. That’s why, come on."
The alleged federal contractor states, "You know why. Because if this gets out, the government is betraying the American people."
The New York Post reported, "Hamborsky ascertains that the plane arrived at 11:48 p.m. the previous night with 142 migrants on board. Also on board were 12 'chaperones' — employees of MVM Inc., a controversial private security firm that was a major contractor for the CIA and the NSA in Iraq, and which last year signed a $136 million contract with the federal government to transport illegal migrants and unaccompanied children around the country."
Between about 6:15 and 7 a.m., the purported undocumented migrants board American Dream charter buses that are parked on the tarmac.
Hamborsky questions a bus driver where he is taking the migrants, but he tells the cop that "they never" provide a destination.
Hamborsky was later told by one of the alleged contractors that the illegal immigrants are being bused to Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey.
A bus driver tells Hamborsky, "You’re trying to figure out what this is? Good luck with that."
Previously, the New York Post reported, "More than a dozen charter flights carrying underage immigrants landed in Westchester in August alone."
On Oct. 18, 2021, the New York Post reported, "The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter. Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s."
Astorino appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday to discuss the footage he obtained through a FOIA request.
"Our government is completely out of control right now. They have lied to us. They've lied to the American people," Astorino tells host Tucker Carlson.
"Now they keep saying 'it’s just unaccompanied kids.' Completely a lie," Astorino asserts. "And that these kids were not going to go into our own area. Completely a lie. [They’re being put] into schools in Westchester, Long Island, the surrounding suburbs."
"So it is a complete breakdown of our system," he adds.
\u2018COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL\u2019: @RobAstorino slams government for flying illegal immigrants into New York: 'They have lied to us. They have lied to the American people.' @TuckerCarlsonpic.twitter.com/3b7X50Pa1d— Fox News (@Fox News) 1643260800
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.