US Authorities removes temporary shelter and tents on Texas border

US Authorities removes temporary shelter and tents on Texas border
US Authorities removes temporary shelter and tents on Texas border

While working on the policy of expelling asylum seekers from the United States, the government cleared the border camps of Texas where Haitian migrants were settled. They were ordered to set up their camps on the Texas Border. There was a total of 15,000 Haitian migrants.

The temporary settlements and tents were taken off from the borders on Friday. These settlements have been cleared from the Texas, Del Rio. The state had ordered troops along with its shore to stop the new crossings in the future.

Alejandro Mayorkas, US Homeland Security Secretary, said, “There are no more migrants in the camp under the Del Rio International Bridge”.

There were over 30,00 migrants, out of which few were Haitians, who had been taken off from the Del Rio International Bridge. They made settlements over there for the past 2 weeks.

According to the US, Homeland Security Secretary at 12,000 migrants would be given time to defend their cases in front of the US immigration judges. Out of the total, 8,000 would be returning to Mexico voluntarily and left 2,000 would be deported.

A US official with immediate knowledge of the situation said that six flights were prepared that would take off for Haiti on Friday, and seven on Saturday and six on Sunday, though subject to change.

While talking about the behaviour of the border agents, President Joe Biden said that was awful, and those ‘people would be paying for their doings.

President Biden said, ‘It’s an embarrassment, but it’s above embarrassment – it’s dangerous, it’s wrong, it sends the wrong message around the world and sends the wrong message home. It’s simply not who we are.”

A few days back, Special Envoy to Haiti who is from Biden administration had resigned. He stated that he took such a decision in protest of the large human expulsion of Haitian migrants to their homeland, wracked by civil strife and natural disaster.