State Sen. Colton Moore, a Republican from Georgia, caused a commotion at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when he decided to investigate reports of illegal immigrants passing through the facility. Moore received a tip from a whistleblower and decided to document his findings. What he discovered was a room filled with illegal immigrants, seemingly guarded by a U.S. soldier.
Conservative commentator Colin Rugg shared the footage of the “hidden room” on X, captioning it, “Migrants discovered in a ‘hidden room’ at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, guarded by a U.S. service member.” In the video, a group of mostly men can be seen sitting in the room as others come and go. Moore struck up a conversation with one of the men, who claimed to be a volunteer for Team Libertad, an organization that helps facilitate travel for illegal immigrants.
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According to the man, they were assisting recently released ICE detainees in reaching their intended destinations. He also mentioned that some of the migrants were dropped off at the airport without any assistance. However, when Moore attempted to take a video of the room, the man and others in the room objected. The uniformed man eventually took Moore’s phone away to prevent further filming.
Moore described the room as being packed with people from every continent, emphasizing the scale of the issue. While a representative from the Georgia National Guard claimed to be unaware of the incident, Moore blamed President Joe Biden and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, accusing them of a “total dereliction of duty.” He asserted that the situation amounted to an invasion and called the operation a trafficking operation of unimaginable size.
It is unclear what further action will be taken regarding this incident, but Moore’s documentation has sparked concerns about the presence of illegal immigrants in Atlanta’s airport. The issue of illegal immigration remains a contentious and divisive topic in the United States.