Van Drew Sends Letter to Sec. Mayorkas and President Biden Blasting Proposal to House Illegal Migrants in South Jersey

August 31, 2023 — Congressman Van Drew sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden regarding the recent reporting that President Biden offered the Atlantic City International Airport as housing for illegal immigrants currently located in New York City, and expressed his absolute opposition to the proposal. 

“It is inappropriate and unreasonable to expect South Jersey to bear the consequences of policy choices we did not make nor want,” said Congressman Van Drew. “In my letter sent to Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden, I formally requested that the Atlantic City Airport and any other federally owned facilities in our jurisdiction be removed from consideration for this ill-advised initiative. South Jersey will not serve as a dumping ground for illegal migrants, forced to bear the costs of housing thousands due to this administration’s non-existent border policies.”

Read the full letter here.