U.S. authorities begin deporting thousands of Haitians from the Texas border town of Del Rio. Many of them gathered under a bridge there, after crossing from Mexico. Over 320 migrants returned by three planes to the Haitian capital on Sunday night. U.S. authorities said they plan to deport more than 12,000 migrants from Haiti.
Border control agents also sought to close parts of the border to prevent new crossings across the Rio Grande River, which separates Mexico and the United States. Mexico said it would also begin deporting Haitians to their homeland. These developments come after US President Joe Biden’s immigration policies were sharply criticized by his Republican opponents, but also by some Democrats.
According to Republicans, Biden created a new wave of migration after issuing an order in late July allowing migrants from Haiti – without US visas at the time – to stay in the US. This order, however, did not apply to young migrants. Over 50 Democrats, on the other hand, called on Biden to stop deportations to Haiti, citing humanitarian concerns. Haiti is still battling the aftermath of a major earthquake that left more than 2,000 people dead and thousands more homeless, as well as the aftermath of the July assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moise.
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