Saturday, April 1, 2023

U.S. Starts Flying Migrants Caught Crossing Canadian Border South to Texas; U.S. Flies Migrants Caught at Canada Border to Texas in Deterrence Effort; U.S. Authorities Transferring Migrants Entering Through Canada to El Paso Sector

Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters via Redux
U.S. starts flying migrants caught crossing Canadian border south to Texas
Migrants have been illegally crossing the northern border into the U.S. at historically high levels. Nearly all the migrants flown to Texas border cities so far have been Mexican.
As migrants cross illegally into the U.S. from Canada at historically high levels, U.S. officials have begun flying migrants apprehended at the northern border south to Texas.
To date, at least two flights — one on March 13 to Harlingen, Texas, and another on March 21 to El Paso — have departed from Plattsburgh, New York, carrying a total of 82 migrants expelled under the Covid ban known as Title 42, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told NBC News.
“Individuals will receive final processing at CBP [southwest border] facilities," said a CBP spokesperson. "All of these individuals were recently apprehended by [the U.S. Border Patrol] after crossing the northern U.S. border. These transfers are done to decompress facilities and better utilize resources and personnel.”
The flights were first reported by Reuters.
The flights come as the number of illegal border crossings in the Swanton Sector of the U.S. border, which covers New Hampshire, Vermont and a portion of northern New York, has surged over the past five months to nearly 10 times its level during the same time period last year, according to CBP data. --->READ MORE HERE
REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
U.S. flies migrants caught at Canada border to Texas in deterrence effort:
U.S. authorities have been flying migrants caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Canada border to Texas as part of a deterrence effort to tackle a rise in crossings, according to authorities, flight records and a Reuters witness.
U.S. Border Patrol has quietly transported about 100 migrants this month on two charter flights from Plattsburgh, New York, near the border with Canada, to the Texas cities of Harlingen and El Paso.
The southbound flights from the northern border are a break from past practice as the United States deals with a sharp rise in migrants crossing illegally from Canada, current and former officials told Reuters.
At the same time, asylum seekers have been crossing from the United States into Canada in record numbers, straining resources. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to raise migration issues with U.S. President Joe Biden during meetings in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday. --->READ MORE HERE
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