Thousands of Haitians Have Been Admitted Into the U.S. This Week, Report Says
‘VERY LARGE SCALE’
Thousands of Haitian migrants have reportedly been freed into the U.S. this week in an apparent attempt to ease the pressure at the border with Mexico after as many as 12,000 people gathered in desperate conditions under a bridge in Texas. The number of migrants gathered at the Del Rio International Bridge has shot up from around 400 to more than 10,000 in the space of a week. Publicly, the Biden administration has warned anyone who attempts to join the temporary camp that they will be expelled, but U.S. officials told AP that Haitians have been allowed to enter on a “very, very large scale” in recent days. One official told the site that thousands have been sent away from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo, and Rio Grande Valley—as well as Tuscon, Arizona—while they await asylum hearings. Meanwhile, according to NBC-DFW, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott has ordered officials to park hundreds of government vehicles along the southern border to create a makeshift anti-migrant wall.