Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

No more free flights, for Mexican deportees

See also

The U.S. Border Patrol has suspended flights to transport undocumented Mexican nationals back to their country. This is a money-saving change after a seven-year experimental program that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

Since 2004, more than 125,000 deportees were flown into diverse states of Mexico at no cost for them, or their government, in an attempt to discourage people from reentering the United States.

Border arrests have shown a 40-year low while statistics suggests more people may be heading south of the border than north, and BP officials had been struggling to fill the planes and facing high operational costs. Flights carrying up to 146 people were cut to once from twice daily last year, while there are none scheduled for the summer of 2012.

According to the Associated Press “the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which includes the Border Patrol, said Monday that it anticipates flights will resume next month in a redesigned program.”

Comments

Advertisement

News

  •  Day 17
    Israel continues their ravaging bombardment on Gaza as the conflict wages on
    Video
    Video
  • MH17 victims arrive home
    40 bodies of the MH17 plane crash return to a somber homecoming in Holland
    Top News
  • Military advisers to Ukraine
    President Obama announces the deployment of military advisers to Ukraine
    Politics
  • Bubonic plague in China
    A bubonic plague outbreak in Yumen prompts China to quarantine the city
    World News
  • Air Algierie disappearance
    A flight headed from Burkina Faso to Algeria disappears from radar over Mali
    Headlines
  • Windows Phone training portal
    Microsoft launches Windows Phone training portal in attempt to woo consumers
    Tech