19 migrant children had a layover in an Iowa airport. Gov. Kim Reynolds wants Congress to get answers
BPC Staff Jun 11, 2021 | 4:03 pm
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Des Moines Register: With no notice to the state, at least 19 unaccompanied children were transported in an overnight flight through Des Moines from California in April, Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed Thursday, saying she wants to know more details. After deplaning, the children were taken on two buses to be transported to various locations for unification, according to a Thursday news release from Reynolds’ office. “We weren’t able to get any answers about why there were chartered planes coming in the middle of night — chartered buses — and unaccompanied minors removed from the plane and then transported outside of the state,” Reynolds told reporters Thursday. The Des Moines Register previously confirmed that a flight, chartered by the federal government, had landed in Des Moines on April 22 before heading to its final destination of Miami, Florida, and that some passengers got off the plane in Iowa. Local news in Long Beach, California, reported the flight held nearly 100 unaccompanied migrant children.