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Some Haitian migrants allowed to stay in U.S.


Migrants wait to board buses in Del Rio, Texas, on Wednesday. Associated Press/Photo by Julio Cortez

Some Haitian migrants allowed to stay in U.S.

Authorities are releasing a large number of migrants at an encampment in Del Rio, Texas, into the country, two anonymous U.S. officials told the Associated Press. Border Patrol is instructing the migrants, mostly from Haiti, to appear at an immigration office within 60 days to speed up processing times as they try to clear the camp under the International Bridge. The Department of Homeland Security has been busing and flying groups to other border control locations as far as Tucson, Ariz., to ease the strain on Del Rio. Another U.S. official said they are increasing flights back to Haiti, scheduling up to seven each day. The camp population was down from more than 14,000 at its peak to 8,600 as of Tuesday evening.

Is the border open? Title 42 of the U.S. Code still prevents immigrants from entering the United States due to the pandemic. On Monday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that anyone entering the country illegally will be sent home. The department has not said why some are now being allowed to stay. The officials said single adults are prioritized for expulsion flights.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in World Tour about Haiti’s recent political and natural disasters.


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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OldMike

I—and I’m sure others as well—would be very interested in knowing why some officials are deciding some of these Haitians are to be released, allowed to stay in the US, but others are being flown back to Haiti. Sounds to me like malfeasance, in allowing the law to be broken.

Well, actually I think I do know why. Because those officials either are liberals who want to allow illegal immigration, or are bowing to liberal superiors who want to allow illegal immigration. Can’t these people in our government who allow law-breaking be prosecuted?

news2meOldMike

Do you know of ANY Dems who are in danger of being prosecuted?
NAH...I didn't think so.
They have murder, treason, you name it. They just smile and carry on.
Courtesy of the comedy team of Biden and Harris.