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ICE officers injured by Haitian migrants after deportation flights land in Port-au-Prince

A lot of Haitian migrants who had been deported from the United States injured three Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on the tarmac at Port-au-Prince, Fox News confirmed on Tuesday.

A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson instructed Fox News that a lot of grownup migrants who had been deported from the U.S. brought on two separate disruptions on the airport after deplaning in the Haitian capital.

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“Haitian crowd control officers responded to both incidents and resolved the situations,” the spokesperson mentioned.

“ICE fully respects the rights of all people to peacefully express their opinions, while continuing to perform its immigration enforcement mission consistent with our priorities, federal law and agency policy,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The company additionally confirmed that three ICE officers sustained non-life-threatening accidents.

NBC News first reported that violence broke out after a removing flight landed and the grownup males have been launched to Haitian authorities. The outlet reported that a number of of the boys stormed one other flight carrying households, and injured pilots in addition to ICE officers.

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The Biden administration has ramped up deportation flights to Haiti in the wake of a dramatic surge in Haitians into Del Rio which overwhelmed authorities and led to scenes of greater than 14,000 migrants tenting out in squalid circumstances underneath the worldwide bridge.

DHS has surged resources and Border Patrol brokers to the realm whereas shutting down the port of entry. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the realm on Monday and repeated the declare that the border is closed.

The violence is the newest incident involving Haitian migrants. Earlier Tuesday, Fox News confirmed that migrants being transported by bus by way of Texas took over the bus and fled — earlier than being apprehended.

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Meanwhile, members of the Biden administration, together with Vice President Kamala Harris, have expressed outrage at photographs of Border Patrol brokers on horseback blocking Haitian migrants from coming into the United States — amid false claims by Democrats and a few media shops that Border Patrol brokers have been utilizing “whips.”

“What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were, was horrible,” Harris instructed reporters.   

Fox News’ Bill Melugin contributed to this report.

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