The United States began expelling large numbers of Haitian immigrants to Texas

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants, mostly Haitians, have taken refuge in a camp under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas (EFE / Congressman Tony Gonzalez)

America began to send home Haitians camped in the Texas border town, Prevents the passage of others who want to cross the border from Mexico. What started as great force strength It could be one of the biggest and fastest U.S. evictions of immigrants and refugees in decades.

More than 320 migrants arrived in Port-au-Prince on three flights on Sunday, with six more flights expected on Tuesday, Heidi said. In total, U.S. officials expect more than 12,000 people to be evacuated as they camp around a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, After passing from Ciudad Aguana, Mexico.

The United States plans to organize Seven daily departure flights starting Wednesday, Four to Port-au-Prince and three to Cape-Haitian, according to an American official, have no authority to comment publicly on the matter. Flights will continue to depart from San Antonio, although authorities may add another route from El Paso, he added.

Haitian immigrants waiting to catch a bus in Del Rio, Texas (USA).  EFE / Alex Segura
Haitian immigrants waiting to catch a bus in Del Rio, Texas (USA). EFE / Alex Segura
Immigrants arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Reuters)
Immigrants arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Reuters)

The only clear example of mass evacuation without access to asylum is the detention of Haitian refugees at sea by the Coast Guard, said Yale Schecher, an American activist for refugee internationals at the United Nations.

During the years with the peaks of immigration, many of Mexico’s groups were deported, but the transfers were made by land, not abruptly.

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Although Mexico agreed to receive them from the United States under an epidemic-related mandate introduced in March 2020, Central American immigrants also crossed the border into similar areas without being subjected to mass evictions. Other countries.

When the border closed on Sunday, immigrants found other ways to cross the area until they could find federal and state agents. An Associated Press reporter saw Haitian immigrants crossing the river 2.4 kilometers (1.4 miles) east of the previous crossing into the United States, but was eventually stopped by Border Patrol agents and security forces.

Some Haitians crossed the river with boxes on their heads full of food. Many took off their pants and put them out of the water before entering the river. Others don’t care about remembering.

Agents passed the immigrants, screamed in deep water at the waist, and told them to get out of the water.. Hundreds of people who were able to cross and wait at the US bank were ordered to go to the Del Rio camp. Mexican agents on a boat told others they wanted to cross to return to Mexico.

Charlie Jean returned to Ciudad Acuna from camps to feed his wife and three daughters aged 2, 5 and 12. He was waiting for a restaurant to deliver rice order on the Mexican side. “We need food every day. I could do without her, but not with my daughtersJean, who lived in Chile for five years before moving north to the United States, said. It is not known whether he was able to cross the river again and reach the camp.

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Mexico announced Sunday that it will begin deporting Haitians to their home country. An official said flights would depart from cities near the U.S. border and from the Guatemala border, where there are large numbers of immigrants.


In recent years, large numbers of Haitians have emigrated from South America to the United States. While many of them have completed the dangerous journey to the U.S. border on foot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2010 after a catastrophic earthquake in their Caribbean country, bus and car. Republic of the United States, which includes crossing the dreaded Darian forest in Panama.

Some immigrants in the Del Rio camp said they were afraid to return to a country where another recent earthquake in Haiti and the assassination of President Jovanel Moss would seem more unstable than they had left.

There is no security in Haiti“Fabricio Jean, 38, of Haiti, came to Texas with his wife and two daughters. “The country is in a political crisis”.

(With AB info)


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