ICE opens staging area at Bush Airport for undocumented immigrant children
Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement opens the Houston Unaccompanied Children Staging Initiative at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Terminal D to help the federal government process the thousands of immigrant children that crossed illegally into the U.S. and are overwhelming South Texas facilities.
According to documents obtained by The Venture, Bush Intercontinental was chosen due to its increased flight capacity versus Harlingen Valley International Airport.
An official with the Houston Airport System, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media, said that over 20 ICE agents have been badged at Bush to help with detainees that will begin arriving July 3rd.
On Tuesday, Homeland Security buses in California carrying undocumented immigrant children were rerouted to San Diego due to protestors blocking the route to Murrieta.
Representatives for ICE could not be reached for comment.