MIGRATION. Approximately 15,000 migrants, the majority Haitians, reached the border. | Photo: Efe.
The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced this Friday, September 24, that all the migrants had been removed from the camp in Del Rio, Texas.
The last: Mayorkas made the announcement at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Joe Biden government for its treatment of migrants, most of them Haitians, on the US-Mexico border.
- Hours earlier, Biden condemned the treatment of the migrants by Border Patrol agents and took responsibility for the situation.
- “As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp under the Del Rio International Bridge,” Mayorkas said in the statement.
The data: The official highlighted that approximately 15,000 migrants arrived in Del Río in less than a week. 2,000 Haitians were deported to Haiti in a total of 17 flights organized by DHS.
- Another 8,000 migrants “decided to return to Mexico voluntarily,” said Mayorkas.
- The remaining 5,000 are processed by DHS “to determine whether they will be expelled or placed in immigration deportation proceedings.”
Main source of the news: The Washington Post.