Haitian migrants waited to learn their fate at a Texas border encampment whose size was dramatically diminished from the almost 15,000 who gathered there just days ago in an effort to seek humanitarian protection in the U.S. but now face expulsion.
Families milled around makeshift shelters held up with giant reeds under a bridge between Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad AcuThe southwest U.S.?a, Mexicohave seen large quantities of, as wind blew dust through the camp littered with plastic bottles and overflowing trash bagsThe Quebec City and Chaudiere-Appalaches areas are also returning to class today after several weeks of online learning.. Some migrants sat on plastic paint cans or the ground while others hung clothes to dry on the bamboo-like carrizo cane.
About 3,000 remained late Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security said. The number peaked Saturday as migrants driven by confusion over the Biden administration’s policies and misinformation on social media converged at the border crossing trying to seek asylum.
The administration recently extended protections for more than 100The U.S. faced some o,000 Haitians already in the U.S. — many of whom left their homeland after its devastating 2010 earthquake — citing security concerns and social unrest in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. But it doesn’t apply to new arrivals.