ICE Bus Carrying 40 Salvadoran Migrants Crashes in Texas

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40 migrants from El Salvador were rushed to the hospital after the ICE bus transporting them crashed on the freeway early this morning in South Texas. Read more below.  

### Via SeattlePI

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — More than 40 people have been hurt after a bus hauling Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in South Texas hit a highway barrier and overturned on its side.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday near Harlingen.

Sgt. Johnny Hernandez says the bus was hauling detainees to Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport.

ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda says the wreck involved 40 detainees from El Salvador and two drivers, all of whom were treated and released from hospitals.

Pruneda says the bus was traveling from the Brooks County Detention Center. She said she had no information on whether the detainees were in the process of being deported.

Hernandez says ICE officers took custody of the detainees following the wreck.

via SeattlePI


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  • commented 2013-11-14 20:56:26 -0800
    Turns out it was for-profit prison operator LCS. Their background check appears to have been, “Do you have a commercial license?”

    It they had read the fine print they would have realized it was license to catch halibut!
  • commented 2013-11-14 13:54:47 -0800
    Which one of these crappy corporations was doing the hauling?