The Washington-Biden administration announced on Saturday that it would quickly begin deporting Haitians, who had gathered thousands on the southern border last week, after illegally invading the United States.
The move aims to mitigate the overflow in the southern Texas border town of Del Rio and discourage more Haitians from coming to the United States.
The Biden administration plans three flights on Sunday, More plans could be made in the coming days, according to people who discussed the evolutionary plans, subject to anonymity. The flight goes not only to Haiti, but also to other South American countries where immigrants live.
Under the plan outlined by the Department of Homeland Security, the government will “accelerate the pace and increase capacity” of removal flights to Haiti and other destinations in the next 72 hours. Many details of the plan, such as the number of people on each flight and how to handle people before boarding the flight, were not immediately revealed on Saturday.
The government has suspended its return flight to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in August. Then, after weeks of public unrest, a powerful tropical cyclone broke out. However, the sudden surge in immigration crossings last week urged US authorities to change plans.
Over 14,000 Haitians, carrying mattresses, fruits, diapers and blankets, cross the deep ankle river between Mexico and Del Rio, camp under the bridge and await processing by the U.S. Border Guard. .. Some are looking for a job in the United States, while others are fleeing violence and racism in other countries.
The Department of Homeland Security said it would send 400 agents to the Del Rio area and additional staff as needed to reduce pressure on resources.
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Ranch land about 150 miles west of San Antonio, a town of about 35,000 inhabitants surrounded by thorny brushes and mesquite trees, and immigrants to other parts of the border that are less overwhelming than Del Rio. Is being transferred.
Many migrants arrived after several months of traveling overland from licensed Brazil and Chile after the 2010 earthquake devastated the country. The economies of these countries have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some have traveled directly to Mexico a few days or months ago from Haiti before heading to the border.
The resumption of return flights to Haitian is due to the Trump era policy of the Biden administration to prevent immigrant families from entering the United States, immigrants and human rights defenders, and even Vice President Kamala Harris when she was a senator. ..
Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and a leader in proceedings against public health policy known as Title 42, said: The administration has sent a comprehensive message that the borders are closed, not admitting that asylum-seekers have no choice but to flee and seek security. “
Irene Sullivan Reported by Washington, and Miriam Jordan From Los Angeles.