A gaggle of Haitian migrants who have been being bused to San Antonio to be flown again to their nation of origin briefly took management of the automobile Monday earlier than making a break for it, in accordance to the Washington Examiner.
The Examiner report, which cited two federal regulation enforcement officers, added that the escapees have been ultimately recaptured. It was not instantly clear what number of initially escaped.
An ICE spokesperson instructed KEVO there have been no injuries in connection with the incident. The company didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Post.
The US and Mexican governments are set to ramp up the variety of deportation flights to Haiti after almost 15,000 migrants — the overwhelming majority of them individuals of Haitian origin who settled in Central and South America greater than a decade in the past — settled beneath a bridge connecting Ciudad Acuña, Mexico with Del Rio, Texas.
More than 6,000 individuals have been faraway from the makeshift encampment since Sunday and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has promised the US will enhance the tempo and capability of flights to Haiti and different international locations because the week goes on. The Associated Press reported Monday night time that the US plans to start seven each day expulsion flights on Wednesday.
At the identical time, US Customs and Border Protection has been pressured to defend itself from criticism of the conduct of its brokers who have been falsely accused of utilizing whips to drive migrants again on to the Mexican aspect of the Rio Grande over the weekend.
President Biden, whose lax immigration insurance policies have been blamed by members of each events for inflicting a harmful migration surge at America’s southwestern border, gave a quick response when requested concerning the ongoing disaster on the United Nations Tuesday morning.
“We’ll get it under control,” the president insisted.
With Post wires