Del Rio bridge camp empty following Haitian migrant surge

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2021
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The last migrants camping under the Del Rio International Bridge, which connects Texas and Mexico, departed on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced during a White House press briefing.

Driving the news: Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, had arrived to the makeshift camp after crossing the southern border seeking asylum. Roughly 1,800 migrants will now head to U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing centers.

Many migrants face expulsion because they are not covered by the protections the Biden administration extended to Haitians already in the country.

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