As illegal migration at the southern border breaks new records, the Biden administration has upped the frequency of its secret flights on an industrial scale.
Migrant flights into New York have ratcheted up in recent weeks to almost one per night, and now a new airport is being utilized to handle the overflow, in an apparent bid by the administration to avoid images of border chaos before the November midterm elections.
New York Stewart International Airport, in the Hudson Valley, is taking up the slack for Westchester County Airport, according to video provided to The Post by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino.
“It’s just an expansion of this program and a second airport no one thought they would go through, either to be clandestine or because of a need for another runway,” says Astorino.
The former Air Force base in Newburgh is a Port Authority airport under the control of Gov. Kathy Hochul, and is still used as a military airfield for the New York Air National Guard and the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
“This directly links to the governor,” says Astorino, one of the few Republicans sounding the alarm about the border crisis.
“She is not willing to do anything to stop these flights. In fact, she is encouraging them because she keeps giving money and goodies to everyone.”
The Post has viewed video of two flights arriving at Stewart from El Paso, Texas, via Jacksonville, Fla., at 10:59 p.m. May 17 and at 12:13 a.m. May 22, with about 100 to 150 migrants on each plane.
New video evidence
The footage shows the same conveyer-belt operation previously observed by The Post in Westchester, in which migrants alight from the planes late at night and are transferred to waiting charter buses to be deposited at residential complexes or highway rest stops around the tri-state area.
As with the flights into Westchester since last summer, the majority of migrants appear to fit the cheap labor demographic: Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s.
Astorino’s footage shows each passenger leaving the aircraft carrying large white boxes and strolling past parked Port Authority vehicles to waiting buses, which have had their company insignia covered over, although they appear to be the same charter operator that has been meeting migrant flights in Westchester.
The planes landing at Stewart were operated by an airline that hasn’t previously been associated with migrant fli…