...Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.
“We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson... “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.”
...On the receiving end of the buses from Hodgson’s facility was Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr., who said he’s seen a jump in illegal immigrants arriving at his jail and had to deal with “scenarios where we’ve had 100-plus detainees coming in at the same time.”...
...After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have been flown to Hanscom and Logan International Airport since April as part of a “large-scale nationwide response” to the crisis.
As Glenn Reynolds observes:
So now you’ve got Massachusetts sheriffs complaining about the feds: “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset. This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.”
UPDATE: From the comments:
Secret camps, secret movements of human cargo. Almost Orwellian or Hitleresque... Just as mysteriously as illegals suddenly appear, makes one wonder when legal citizens may start disappearing.
The bar on paranoia has certainly been raised during this era of Hope and Change.
How can this possibly be legal?
Answer: it isn't.
Gee, maybe a lawsuit will help. Not.
There is an answer. A Constitutional answer. But our Constitution demands leaders with virtue and this we do not have.
Hat tips: BadBlue News and Instapundit.