El Tiempo Politico: The immigration crisis in Texas overwhelms the Del Rio international bridge – El Tiempo Latino

According to data from The Post, more than 29,000 Haitians have arrived in the United States in the last 11 months, but there are also Mexicans, Venezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans Photo: Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Good evening!

More than 10,000 immigrants star in the latest humanitarian crisis of Biden’s immigration problems. An American attack in Kabul left 10 civilians dead. General Milley maintains that the calls with China were part of his job. Gabby Petito’s family asks her fiancé to speak to the authorities.

Receive this news summary for free in your email, every night, by subscribing here.


More than 10,000 immigrants seeking asylum in the US they formed a makeshift camp under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas, which connects the south of the state with Mexico. The group made up mostly of Haitians also includes Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans who have traveled from their countries of origin to the southern border and wait to be processed while sleeping in the open, a few in small tents, under temperatures that they can reach 38 ° C and with little food and resources. Authorities on both sides of the southern border said they expect more migrants to arrive in the area in the coming days. This humanitarian challenge is the latest to be added to the Biden administration’s list of the immigration crisis, which has been harshly criticized for its insufficient measures to humanize and improve the US immigration system while experiencing historic numbers of illegal crossings. .

Some data:

  • In Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, across from Del Río, 2 workers from the main bus terminal said that at least two dozen units full of Haitians had arrived on Friday, estimating individual arrivals at around 1,100. Several of the migrants interviewed by Reuters reported living in South America, especially Brazil or Chile, but decided to head north because they couldn’t get legal status or decent jobs. Some added that they were encouraged by the videos they saw on social media about obtaining asylum in the United States.
  • The Border Patrol said that I would send more agents to the region “to immediately address the current level of encounters with migrants and facilitate a safe, humane and orderly process.” Representatives of the body of law enforcement explained that a shaded area was set up under the bridge to “prevent injuries from heat-related illnesses” while the migrants wait to be treated by US officials.
  • The unfortunate scene was quick to elicit responses from Texas Republican officials. Governor Greg Abbott ordered the state police and the National Guard to assist border agents in Del Rio, and considered that the response by the Biden administration has been handled “as badly as the evacuation of Afghanistan.” Senator Ted Cruz posted a video of yours in Del Rio with the hashtag #BidenBorderCrisis, reiterating that the immigration policy of the federal government has generated an increase in illegal crossings on the southern border.
  • For the time being, in addition to increasing the number of staff dedicated to the crisis, the Biden administration has studied other plans such as relocating some migrants to non-crowded border areas and restarting repatriation flights to Haiti to discourage other migrants from wish to cross the border.
  • In parallel, the Council of Economic Advisors of the White House is promoting the economic benefits to guarantee green cards for 8 million illegal immigrants in the country, as part of a new immigration proposal from the government that hopes to pass through reconciliation in the Democratic plan of $ 3.5 billion. The publication includes data and studies that suggest that providing undocumented immigrants with a legal permanent residence would allow them to apply for jobs that better suit their abilities, increase their salaries and improve their language skills, education and health.

Today on Capitol Hill:

1. Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of Central Command, reported that a deadly drone strike from Kabul in August left 10 civilians dead, in addition to the driver of the targeted vehicle, who determined that he was probably not associated with the terrorist group ISIS-K. “This attack was taken with the conviction that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake and I offer my sincere apologies,” he said. McKenzie added that he is “fully responsible for this strike and this tragic outcome.”

2. The leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer, affirmed that the vote of the bipartisan infrastructure project It will be given on September 27Despite his $ 3.5 billion budget to invest in social safety net programs, which must be passed without Republican support, he still faces obstacles within the party. In addition to this, Hoyer also announced that the House would be voting next week for an interim measure to keep the government funded and avoid its partial closure.

3. Secretary of Defense Austin Lloyd approved an application of the Capitol Police that will provide 100 National Guard troops in case their agents need reinforcements to control the protest in favor of those accused of the attack on the Capitol on January 6. “We have a solid plan to make sure we keep the peace and then if violence happens, we can stop it as quickly as possible,” Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said during a news conference.

4. French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the French ambassador to Washington in response to this week’s announcement of a secret deal between the United States and Britain to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. Source: The Washington Post

You must know:

  • The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, offered his first remarks after his calls with his counterpart in China were revealed during the final days of the Trump presidency. On an interview with AP, Milley assured that his actions were “perfectly within the obligations and responsibilities of his work” and that this type of conversations between senior military officers of different governments are “routine” to maintain strategic stability, both with allies and adversaries. The general said he would not go into deep detail until he testifies before Congress and lawmakers who have a duty to oversee the military in the coming weeks.
  • Joe Biden’s White House is about to decide how much material on the Trump administration it will hand over to the select committee investigating the January 6 attack. The submission of hundreds of pages of material by the National Archives began a process that will result in arduous debates about the political and legal consequences for the presidency, as they will have to decide whether to approve of the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent it from sensitive communications from the White House are made public. If Biden’s attorneys send material about Trump’s objections to Congress, they would enter unprecedented legal territory regarding the treatment of former presidents, but otherwise they would be hampering the work of the investigation.

Before you leave:

  • The family of Gabby Petito, a woman who was traveling in the United States, and the investigators who are working on her search they have exhorted their fiancé, Brian Laundrie (who was traveling with her), to provide data that may help with her location. The Laundrie family and associates have also refused to give information to the authorities, believing that they are withholding information critical to the case. Petito was reported missing on September 11 and her last communication with her family was on August 30.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis married his partner for 18 years, Marlon Reis, this Wednesday at a ceremony in Boulder. “The biggest lesson we have learned in the last 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant. We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple, ”wrote Polis, the first openly gay man to be elected as governor in the US.
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has struck a stroke of luck by reaching an agreement with the United States and the United Kingdom for his country to obtain nuclear submarines. This is not a simple arms deal. The trio presented it as a defense pact, dubbed Aukus, and sparked instant condemnation from China. (Source: Financial Times, translated for El Tiempo Latino)


Leave a Comment