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The Iowa Standard has been working to get to the bottom of reports that a flight from Long Beach to Des Moines on April 22 carried almost 100 unaccompanied migrant children. Long Beach local government officials were not aware of such a flight and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office has said it cannot confirm the report.
However, The Iowa Standard can confirm tonight that the World Atlantic flight was a government ICE charter flight.
In addition, The Iowa Standard can confirm vehicle gate access was a required service for the flight.
The flight had 5-7 armed federal agents on board as well.
This story is fluid and developing. We are working on getting additional details.
Here are the stories we’ve already written about this incident: