Biden is planning to send the administration. Thousands of refugees The Associated Press reported Friday night that those gathered under a bridge near the Texas border were returning to their homeland of Haiti on Sunday.
The AP quoted an official as saying. Five and eight daily flights. Del Rio will travel to various cities in an effort to ease pressure on local and federal officials. It was not immediately clear which cities would be used for departure flights.
It is estimated that more than 13,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, have taken refuge under the international bridge that connects Del Rio to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico by Friday night – and hundreds more daily. Are arriving
Unable to buy goods in the United States after a knee-deep trip to Rio Grande, he first returned to Mexico for food and cardboard. Settled under the bridge Waiting to be picked up by border officials.
Some families were under the bridge for six days, Val Verde County Judge Lewis Owens told the AP. Evans said the rubbish piles are 10 feet wide, and at least two women have given birth, including one woman who tested positive for COVID-19 after being taken to hospital.
On Friday, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it was closing the Dale Rev. Crossing in response. Immediate safety and security requirements.. The passengers were being taken 57 miles to Eagle Pass, Texas.
Haitians have been migrating in large numbers from South America to the United States for many years, many of them leaving the Caribbean nation after a devastating earthquake in 2010. Travel to the US-Mexico border on foot, by bus and by car.
It is not clear how such a large number gathered so quickly, although many Haitians are gathering in camps on the Mexican side of the border to wait to see if they will try to enter the United States.
San Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday blamed the Biden administration for the chaos, claiming the White House had ordered Haiti to suspend deportation flights.
Cruz claimed to Fox News’ Sean Hanti, “There were about 900 Haitians preparing to board flights when political activists in Washington canceled flights.” “Well, what happened? Those 900 people, they all pulled out their cell phones and emailed their friends and they emailed their families and they texted their friends and their families. 700 people have become 10,500 because the word has come out: If you are from Haiti, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have said, ‘We have open borders, come to Del Rio and they will let you in.
However, Edgar Rodriguez, a lawyer for the Casa del Migrant Refugee Shelter in Pedras Negras, north of Del Rio, told the AP that he had seen an increase in the number of Haitians in the area two or three weeks ago and believed it was wrong. Information may have played a role. Immigrants often make decisions based on false rumors that policies are about to change and that enforcement policies vary by city.
Dramatic images of the sea of humanity under the bridge are another stain on the Biden administration, whose border policies have been accused of fueling a wave of illegal immigration along the southwestern border, particularly in the Rio Grande Valley.
On Thursday, the CBP confirmed that border officials had 208,887 migrants encountered. On the southwestern border in August. This is slightly lower than the 213,534 immigrants reported in July, the first time that more than 200,000 immigrant competitions have been recorded in consecutive months since February and March 2000 (211, respectively). , 328 and 220,063).
People crossing families were stopped 86,487 times in August, but less than 20 percent of those encounters were expelled by the Infectious Diseases Authority, known as Title 42. Date or notice to report to immigration authorities.
The Biden administration also announced on Friday that this would happen. Appeal against the decision of the Federal Judge The day before, which prevented him from applying title 42 to any refugee family.
Post with wires.