GOP Lawmakers Concerned ‘Amtrak Joe’ Is Using Taxpayer-Funded Trains to Transport Illegal Aliens into the US


Last Updated on August 26, 2022

A group of Congressional Republicans signed a letter to Amtrak president Stephen Gardner expressing concerns that the Biden Administration is using the taxpayer-funded rail system to transport illegal aliens into the United States, after being apprehended at the southern border.

The letter to Amtrak president Stephen Gardener was signed by 19 Republicans who sit on the House Transportation Committee and expressed great concern over the Biden Administration’s use of the taxpayer-funded rail system to ferry illegal aliens deep into the United States.

The letter from the GOP lawmakers comes as the Biden Administration fights tooth and nail to rescind Title 42, a Trump-era regulation allowing for the immediate expulsion of illegal aliens from nations with communicable disease outbreaks. That fight comes in spite of the administration’s insistence that monkeypox presents a global health catastrophe and in the wake of renewed COVID restrictions and mandates on American citizens.

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According to Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “when the Title 42 public health order is lifted, we anticipate migration levels will increase, as smugglers will seek to take advantage of and profit from vulnerable migrants.” That has led to the Biden Administration preparing to use planes and busses to ferry illegal aliens into the country upon the lifting of Title 42, something they’ve already been busted doing numerous times.

Frequently, the illegals transported by Biden’s DHS and their contracted partners with far-left “non-profit” groups are housed in hotels at the expense of taxpayers or merely dropped off on the streets of American cities and towns and injected straight into American society. As is often noted, in many cases, federal authorities have no idea who these people actually are.

“We are concerned about the impact that a border surge could cause to your services and the potential use of Amtrak in the Administration’s response to its self-inflicted border crisis,” the 19 GOP lawmakers wrote in their letter to Amtrak president Gardner.

Calling the border crisis one of the Biden Administration’s own doing, the lawmakers raised the alarm on the astonishing levels of weapons and drugs smuggled into America via the porous southern border.

“The Administration-created border crisis deeply alarms Americans, including leaders from both parties, as weapons and record amounts of drugs are smuggled daily into American communities,” the letter went on to say, noting that “despite these concerns, the Administration has continued to erode border protections.”

“If Title 42 were to end and cause another migrant surge at the southern border, we are deeply concerned that Amtrak’s resources – especially those supporting the Sunset Limited route – will be used to transport illegal migrants. Such a situation would cause disruptions for Amtrak customers as well as interrupt freight traffic on the Union Pacific-owned track that could further exacerbate the supply chain crisis. Such actions would also constitute an unconscionable use of significant amounts of taxpayer funds and resources to aid in the movement of illegal migrants.”

Amtrak’s Sunset Limited Route runs from Louisiana to California, and on multiple occasions, left-wing lawmakers and others within the “Amtrak Joe” orbit have proposed using the rail line to ferry illegal aliens from the Texas border to the sanctuary state of California.

In the more than one year that Joe Biden has been in office, record levels of illegal aliens have pounded America’s southern border, emboldened by Biden and the Democrats’ open borders agenda and anti-border wall positions. According to a recent analysis, a whopping 4.9 million illegal aliens have crossed America’s borders since Biden took office.

Earlier this year, more than a dozen illegal aliens who appear on America’s terror watch list were apprehended at the Southern Border.

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