10/20/08 FOR MHL BY CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - - ICE's Removal Management Division transported 100 Honduran nationals (16 females, 94 males) aboard a 727 for a two hour and forty-eight minutes flight back to Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of its detention removal operation. The agency stages nine to eleven flights per day and is coordinated by its operation center in Kansas City, MO.
In a early morning operation, Honduran nationals are moved off of detention center buses and searched prior to boarding a chartered flight for Tegucigalpa, Honduras. ICE takes custody of the migrants by conducting searches of their person and belongings during the transferring custody operation on the tarmac of San Antonio International Airport. CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF