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Skip to comments.Planeload of U.S. Deportees Met by Officials on Arrival in Honduras
Posted on 07/14/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by kristinn
A planeload of single mothers and children arrived in this gang-ridden Honduran city on Monday, ferried back on a U.S.-chartered flight as an unprecedented surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed U.S. border enforcement officials in recent months..
It was the first in a series deportation flights that are expected to leave the United States for Honduras carrying only women and children in the coming days.
A total of 18 mothers, 13 girls and nine boys, who were being held at a U.S. detention center in Artesia, N.M., were scheduled to be on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter Monday. But two passengers fell ill and didn't board, officials said.
Their return to Honduras came at President Obamas direction, according to an official at the Department of Homeland Security, who requested anonymity in discussing the development.
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