Flight carrying Haitians leaves from Laredo airport

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 5:08 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A flight carrying several Haitians leaves from the Laredo airport early this morning.

According to the newspaper El manana, flight number B733 left to Port-au-Prince and arrived at 3 p.m.

The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso to Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.

KGNS reached out to Customs and Border Protection to confirm if the flight was carrying Haitians migrants but were told to reach out to the DHS.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, on Wednesday, DHS officials conducted two repatriation flights from Del Rio, Texas to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and one flight from Del Rio, Texas to Cap Haitien, Haiti with a total of 318 Haitian Nationals on board.

The flights will continue on a regular basis.

According to DHS, since Sunday, 12 repatriation flights have left the United States and 1,401 Haitian nationals have been returned to Haiti.

A total of 3,206 Haitian nationals have been moved from the Del Rio camp to CBP custody or to other sectors of the United States border to either be expelled via Title 42 if possible or placed into removal proceedings.

Currently there is less than 5,000 migrants in the Del Rio Sector.

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