Thousands of migrants moved from under Texas bridge

Thousands of migrants moved from under Texas bridge
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Daily US Times: US immigration officials have moved thousands of migrants away from a border town in the state of Texas that has seen an influx of mostly Haitian migrants over the past week.

More than 10,000 people had gathered under a bridge connecting Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña to Del Rio in Texas.

Local officials have struggled to provide them with adequate sanitation and food.

Some two thousand people on Friday were moved to immigration and processing stations.

The government officials say they planned to fly the migrants back to where they began their journeys.

Flights are expected to start on Sunday, with Washington currently negotiating returns with the countries in question.

Ariel Henry, the Prime Minister of Haiti, voiced his support to the migrants on social media late on Saturday, saying “arrangements have already been made” to welcome those who return.

But some migrants say they are afraid to return, fearing their security. Fabricio Jean, 38, who is at the camp with his wife and two daughters, said: “In Haiti, there is no security. The country is in a political crisis.”

Another father of two, Stelin Jean (29) said: “There’s people killing each other in Haiti, there’s just no justice. I just want to live a calm life without any problems, I want to live somewhere where I know there’s justice.”

In a statement, the US Department for Homeland Security said that the transfers will continue “in order to ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy”.

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