DEL RIO: Two law enforcement officers claim that two Texas Haitian migrants were being transported by a private federally contracted bus. They overtook the control of the vehicle and fled after rioting during the ride.
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During the two-and a half-hour journey from Del Rio International Bridge, a large white bus headed for San Antonio, Texas was overtaken Monday. Two federal law enforcement agents confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the migrants aboard the bus had been taken from the temporary migrant camp where thousands of people are still waiting to be detained.
A senior federal law enforcement official confirmed that the "they did break out from the bus and they did flee" to the Washington Examiner Tuesday.
It is unclear which federal agency, Customs and Border Protection, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, oversees the transport. CBP is responsible for the initial arrest, transportation, and processing of illegal immigrants. ICE, however, is responsible for long-term detention, removal, and reintegration from the country. Both agencies did not respond to requests for comment.
However, ICE informed a local media outlet "several noncitizens tried to flee from the contracted bus."
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Two witnesses confirmed that the incident occurred. They said that law enforcement sought out the escapees and captured them.
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Anna Giaritelli is the original author
Original Location: Haitian migrants rebel in custody and seize control over a privately contracted bus