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Haitian migrants released into US

13:40, 22 September 2021
Haitian migrants released into US

A big number of the Haitian migrants who were gathered near the border Texas town Del Rio were released into US territory on Wednesday despite the recent Biden warnings about the deportation of migrants.

US officials reported that a “very, very large scale” of migrants have received permission to cross the border with a notice to appear in the migration-center in 60 days.

Previously, the US-Mexico border bridge has become an area of an unfolding humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants remained under the bridge in awful conditions.

The bridge connecting the US and Mexico is currently housed by nearly 15,000 migrants mostly from Haiti with others being from Cuba and Venezuela. 

Despite the migrants having some water, food, and even toilets, their conditions remain extremely poor.

Haiti had faced several horrendous accidents in the summer period. The Caribbean country has significantly suffered from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that led to deaths, but the majority of the affected who managed to survive had lost their properties and harvest.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Del Rio and promised swift action.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed and you will be endangering your life and your family’s lives,” he added.

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security has removed at least 4,000 people in detention centers. Some 500 people have already been deported on four flights. It triggered a protest among Haitians and caused several clashes with the police.