A new humanitarian drama on the southern border of the United States. About 10,000 migrants are stranded in a makeshift camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. Mainly of Haitian nationality, they crossed the Mexican border en masse this week. Local authorities are overwhelmed and alarmed by health and safety risks.
The democratic mayor of the small border town, Bruno Lozano, explains that the migrants wait to be stopped by the border guards to start the procedures for a residence permit. On social media, he calls on President Joe Biden to take stock of the crisis and act quickly.
For their part, the Republicans accuse President Biden of being responsible for the situation, like State Senator Ted Cruz who visited the site. “On September 8, the Biden administration made the decision to cancel deportation flights to Haiti, where the vast majority of these illegal migrants come from.“, he explains.
The United States has been confronted in recent months with unprecedented migratory flows for 20 years on the border with Mexico. Since the arrival of Joe Biden at the White House, more than 1.3 million people have been arrested in this sector, including 200,000 migrants in the month of August alone.