Ciudad Aqua, Mexico (AP) — The camp, which was waiting for more than 14,000 migrants along the Texas border just a few days ago, shrank dramatically at dawn on Thursday. The helicopter thundered overhead. The two governments are keen to end the increasingly politicized humanitarian situation at the border, despite the blow to President Joe
Ciudad Aqua, Mexico (AP) — The camp, which was waiting for more than 14,000 migrants along the Texas border just a few days ago, shrank dramatically at dawn on Thursday. The helicopter thundered overhead.
The two governments are keen to end the increasingly politicized humanitarian situation at the border, despite the blow to President Joe Biden’s administration by the U.S. expulsion of Haiti to his problematic hometown. Looked.
The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Harrington, has submitted a resignation protesting the “inhumane” large-scale expulsion of Haiti immigrants, US officials said Thursday.
In Mexico, migrants camping in a riverside park in Ciudad Akunya found state police trucks placed every 30 feet between the tent and the water’s edge. Still, after a few minutes of worrisome decisions, dozens of families rushed into the river, choosing to cross at the point where there was only one city police vehicle, and calculated that they should take advantage of the opportunity with U.S. authorities. Did.
The entrance to the park was closed, and just outside, the National Guard and the Immigration Bureau were waiting with three buses. A helicopter flew overhead.
The usual early morning ham in the camp was silenced as the immigrants tried to decide what to do.
Gireme Patterson, 36, from Haiti, looked vague. “It’s a difficult moment,” she said before she started crossing the Rio Grande with her husband and four children.
On the U.S. side, the government has recently accelerated efforts to clear camps, releasing many immigrants and later appearing in front of the Immigration Bureau, returning hundreds of Haitians to their home countries. rice field.
According to some estimates, the camp accommodated more than 14,000 people on weekends. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said when he visited Del Rio on Tuesday, the county chief executive officer said the recent count was about 8,600 migrants. US officials did not disclose how many were recently released in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security is taking Haitians by bus from the 35,000-people town of Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and added a flight to Tucson, Arizona this week, officials said. Told. They are processed by border guards at those locations.
Meanwhile, Hoot, who was appointed US Special Envoy to Haiti in July, wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he had immediately resigned “with deep disappointment and apology to those seeking significant change.”
“I have nothing to do with the US inhumane and unproductive decision to deport thousands of Haiti refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti.” I wrote in our policy approach to Haiti. My policy proposal was ignored and rejected if it had a major flaw and was not edited to project a story different from mine. ”
Career diplomats were known to be deeply dissatisfied with his thoughts on the lack of urgency in Washington and the ice age pace of efforts to improve the situation in Haiti.
AP photojournalist Julio Cortez reported from Del Rio, Texas.