The hits keep coming for President Joe Biden from the Haitian migrant crisis.
According to the Washington Examiner, aboard one of the deportation flights taking some of the Haitian migrants back to where they came from, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations officers were bitten by two of the migrants while the plane was still on the runway.
The incidence occurred as migrants had board a deportation flight at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, where tens of thousands of the migrants had set up camps, living in conditions of squalor.
As the plane headed toward the runway, two of the migrants attacked the officers by biting them, reportedly in response to the migrants finding out that they were being returned to Haiti.
“[The Haitians] all realized they were going back to Haiti and lost it,” said one of the law enforcement officers familiar with the incident, according to the Examiner.
Presumably surprising to many, per Federal Aviation Administration policy, migrants aboard deportation flights are not restrained, aside from rare exceptions when known criminals are being transported. In other words, the migrants are free to travel about the cabin as any airline passenger would.
Of course, after the biting incident, it’s not a stretch to presume that the FAA policy might be modified for future flights.
Adding insult to injury was yet another report of a disturbance aboard a second deportation flight. Though details of what happened aren’t available at the time of this writing, the disturbance was enough to force the captain of the plane to turn around and head back to the gate for law enforcement intervention.
The Biden administration continues to struggle to deal with masses of migrants that show up at the border under his ultra-lax immigration policies. They’ll need to figure out something quick, as many believe more migrant caravans are currently en route to the southern U.S. border.