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Haiti - FLASH : No more migrants under the Del Rio bridge
25/09/2021 09:13:12

Haiti - FLASH : No more migrants under the Del Rio bridge
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke to the daily briefing point of Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, on Friday.

Mayorkas took stock of the situation in the border town of Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of Haitians have attempted to enter the United States in recent weeks and said, "As of this morning there has been no more migrants in the camp located under the international Del Rio bridge" which connects Del Río (South Texas) to Ciudad Acuña (Mexico) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34786-haiti-flash-joe-biden-orders-the-deportation-of-thousands-of-illegal-haitian-migrants.html

According to Bruno Lozano, the mayor of Del Rio, thousands of migrants who lived under the highway bridge in a makeshift camp were taken to centers in Texas of "U.S. Customs and Border Protection" (CBP).

Mayorkas recalled that his department had so far organized 17 deportation flights to Haiti, during which nearly 2,000 people were repatriated, adding that the United States was working with the Haitian authorities and humanitarian aid agencies to ensure that the return of these migrants is "as safe and humane as possible."

In addition he indicated that approximately 8,0000 migrants living under the bridge have decided to return voluntarily to Mexico and that 5,000 others are being processed to determine if they will be deported and 12,400 have been able to leave the site and will have to come appear front aan immigration judge to defend their asylum claim before, who will determine whether or not they are allowed to stay in the United States. A total of 30,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, have arrived since the 9th. September

Mayorkas, however, insisted that all migrants who enter US territory illegally will continue to be deported under Title 42,

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