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ICE says Haitian deportees assaulted US pilots, injured 3 officers

by Paul Goldberg
ICE says Haitian deportees assaulted US pilots, injured 3 officers


According to a new report from NBC News Haitian deportees assaulted U.S. pilots and ICE agents Tuesday while on deportation flights that arriving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A DHS spokesperson explained “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.”

Per the report:

Unrest broke out shortly after a flight carrying single adult men arrived and released the men to Haitian authorities on the tarmac. Then, the source said, several of the men stormed another recently arrived flight carrying families.

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.

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