The last migrants camping under the Del Rio International Bridge, which connects Texas and Mexico, left on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyercas announced during a White House press briefing.
running news: Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, had crossed the southern border to make up camps seeking asylum. Roughly 1,800 expatriates head now To the US Customs and Border Protection Processing Centers.
- Many migrants face expulsion because they are not covered by the protection extended by the Biden administration to Haitians already in the country.
- Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano said the bridge clean-up was “unprecedented news”. AP.
big picture: Texas officials resorted to “unprecedented” methods to deter migrants from across the border, including parking Texas National Guard and Texas Public Safety Department vehicles at the border. Per CNN. Some were killed by Border Patrol agents who also charged their horses to those attempting to reach the bridge camp.
Between the lines: About 1,500 Haitian migrants have been deported, a government official said. new York Times. The decision prompted criticism from some UN agencies, who said they were “disturbed” by the images.
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also spoke out against deportation, saying that “[s]Such a decision defies common sense” and “also disregards common decency.”