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.
BREAKING: Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. Per source, the number of migrants waiting to be processed has now swelled to approx 8,200. It was 4,000 yesterday AM. Doubled in one day. BP overwhelmed, & Iâm told situation is âout of controlâ @FoxNewspic.twitter.com/ThJJJ0JWCT
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.
Thousands of migrants seeking asylum waded through the water of the Rio Grande this week along the U.S. Mexico border as they awaited processing. The massive surge in migration, primarily from Haiti, has overwhelmed the authorities and caused significant delays in processing. pic.twitter.com/nYqQR0n5kb
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.