In a left-wing political move, American Airlines told the federal government not to use their planes. "We have therefore requested the federal government to immediately refrain from using American for the purpose of transporting children who have been separated from their families due to the current immigration policy," the statement read.
The Department of Homeland Security says it's “unfortunate" they no longer want to partner with DHS "to protect the traveling public, combat human trafficking, and to swiftly reunite unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with their families.”
"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."