This week, the United States resumed deportation flights to Haiti under the public health order. Immigration and Customs Enforcement repatriated about 90 Haitians on Wednesday.
Among those deported were families with young children, according to the Haitian Bridge Alliance, an advocacy group, which also said that they had been expelled under Title 42. Many Haitian families have claimed fear and are not being deported, the official said.
ICE Air uses chartered aircraft that have the capacity to transport about 135 people. The Defense Department is expected to provide some planes as well to transfer migrants to other border stations to ease overcrowding in Del Rio. ICE has flown migrants from the Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio to El Paso, Tucson and San Diego for processing.
In recent months, the administration has stepped up deportation flights to Mexico, Central America and South America. In August, there were 99 likely removal flights compared with…