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Federal Charges Coming Against Haitian Illegal Aliens For Attacking U.S. Pilots, Biting ICE Agents: Reports
DEL RIO, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 21: A boy bathes himself in a jug of water inside a migrant camp at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 21, 2021 in Del Rio, Texas. The immigrants, mostly from Haiti have numbered as high as 14,000 at the camp located near the international bridge. Families have been living in makeshift dwellings made of tree branches and carrizo cane. U.S. immigration authorities have been deporting planeloads of them directly to Haiti while others have crossed the Rio Grande back to Mexico.
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Haitian illegal aliens who were in the process of being removed from the United States after they broke U.S. federal immigration laws allegedly attacked U.S. pilots and several Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, including biting at least two agents.

“Federal assault charges will be brought against two Haitian migrants after they bit federal law enforcement officials on board a deportation flight when the plane was taxiing to the runway,” The Washington Examiner reported. “On Monday, a flight that was set to depart Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio at 8 a.m. local time was heading toward the runway when it was forced to return to the gate because of a disturbance on the plane. Two of the passengers left their seats and attacked Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations officers.”

A senior law enforcement official told the publication that the Haitian illegal aliens “lost it” after they learned that they were being flown back to Haiti after they broke U.S. immigration laws. The report said that the U.S. federal government was forced to cancel another flight on Monday because the illegal aliens were “being disruptive and not complying,” and “were fighting personnel on the plane.”

NBC News reported on what appears to be an entirely separate incident in which the illegal aliens allegedly attacked pilots and injured three ICE agents.

“Haitians deported from the U.S. on Tuesday assaulted the pilots on board one of the flights when it arrived in Port-au-Prince and injured three U.S. immigration officers,” NBC News reported. “The men assaulted the pilots of that plane, who work for a government contractor licensed to fly deportation flights for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while the families were still on board. Three ICE officers were also attacked on that plane, each suffering non-life-threatening injuries, the source said.”

DHS issued a statement in response to NBC News’ report:

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, some adult migrants caused two separate disruptions on the tarmac after deplaning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitian crowd control officers responded to both incidents and resolved the situations. 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 news comes after Haitian illegal aliens reportedly hijacked a bus and then attempted to escape.

“Haitian migrants who were being transported on a federally contracted private bus away from the border revolted during the ride and overtook control of the commercial vehicle before escaping,” The Washington Examiner reported. “A large white bus bound for San Antonio, Texas, was overtaken Monday afternoon during the two-and-a-half-hour trip from the international bridge in Del Rio. The migrants on board had been picked up from the makeshift migrant camp, where thousands are waiting to be taken into custody.”

“They did break out of the bus, and they did escape,” a senior law enforcement official told the publication, although the report later said that those who escaped were later recaptured.

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