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US starts flights to take deported migrants to Mexico City

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:26:09-04

The U.S. government has resumed an old practice of flying deported migrants back to Mexico City, though it did not promise to test them for coronavirus before sending them home. The first flight landed Tuesday, and video showed migrants sitting on a packed airplane, and having their temperatures checked. A total of eight flights are planned, four from San Diego, California and four from Brownsville Texas, through May 29.  The flights come as U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it has observed an increase in Mexican nationals who make repeated attempts to enter the U.S. illegally and bypass public health measures.