June 29, 2022
US to increase 'deportation flights' for immigrants stranded in Texas |  The world

US to increase ‘deportation flights’ for immigrants stranded in Texas | The world

You United States The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday (18) that it will increase the number and capacity of “deportation planes” for thousands of immigrants in the Texan city of Del Rio (south).

More than 10,000 immigrants, mostly from Haiti, Camped Friday under a bridge on the southern border of the United States, which puts the government in a humanitarian crisis Joe Biden.

The Department of Homeland Security says it has mobilized 400 additional troops to control the crisis and “improve control of the area” for migrants in areas controlled by customs and border officials.

Authorities say they will increase the capacity to shift to (Haiti and elsewhere) over the next 72 hours (flights) and add additional traffic.

These immigrants came to the small town of Del Rio, Texas, Crossing the Rio Grande separating the United States from Mexico. Of the 2,000 immigrants at the start of the week, that number rose to 10,500 by Thursday night, according to Bruno Lozano, the mayor of the city on the border with Mexico’s Ciudad Acuna.

On Friday, the Democratic mayor, who is expected to receive thousands more, A state of emergency was declared and the bridge was closed to traffic.

“Serious circumstances demand serious responses,” he told the Texas Tribune. “There are women who give birth, there are people who go out because of the temperature, they are a little aggressive and this is normal after these hot days,” she pointed out.

More than 1.3 million people are detained along the border Mexico A 20-year absence since Biden arrived at the White House in January 2020. Of them, about 596,000 came Savior, Guatemala e Honduras More than 464,000 from Mexico.

Republican opposition Fiden has accused his predecessor, Donald Trump, of triggering a “migration crisis” by easing his actions, making the fight against illegal immigration one of the pillars of his government.