Because of overcrowding at Border Patrol in South Texas, the U.S. authorities have resorted to using aircraft to relocated immigrants to other areas of the border rather than processing them.
A flight left McAllen, Texas to transfer detainees to Border Patrol facilities in Del Rio, Texas. According to officials there are daily flights already scheduled.
The flights may be conducted by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, but the detainees do remain in custody of Border Patrol. It is important to note that ICE normally uses aircraft to move detainees but this is new for Border Patrol to fly recent arrivals from one part of the border to another.
The agency is in a rut trying to make room for all the families and children who have been coming in high numbers recently.