A group of Haitian immigrants who were on board a federally contracted private bus being transported away from the southern border launched a harrowing revolt and managed to take control of the vehicle before escaping, according to the story from two law enforcement officials.
You know, if we had genuine leadership in the White House, we’d have the southern border sealed off already and be forcing anyone we did catch crossing over to be tested for COVID and given the vaccine. But we’re not doing any of that.
Better yet, if our laws were enforced and the wall completed, we wouldn’t have these individuals crossing over so easily at all.
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, two federal law enforcement agents told the Washington Examiner.
“They did break out of the bus, and they did escape,” a senior federal law enforcement official went on to say while giving a statement to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.
It is not clear which federal agency, Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was overseeing the transport. CBP initially apprehends, transports, and processes illegal immigrants, while ICE is responsible for longer-term detention and removal from the country. Neither agency responded to requests for comment.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spoke with a local media outlet and informed them that “several noncitizens attempted to flee the contracted bus.”
The two people who confirmed the incident said law enforcement searched for the escapees and recaptured them.