A “surge” of 400 Border Patrol brokers might be despatched to Del Rio, Texas in a bid to revive order, the US Division of Homeland Safety mentioned, because the variety of Haitian migrants gathering below a bridge ballooned to 14,000.
The brokers are anticipated to reach between the following 24 to 48 hours, the company mentioned in a Saturday information assertion.
“If extra employees is required, extra might be despatched,” DHS mentioned. “The Del Rio Port of Entry has quickly closed, and visitors is being re-routed from Del Rio to Eagle Cross to extra successfully handle assets and guarantee uninterrupted circulate of commerce and journey.”
The company additionally mentioned they had been relocating individuals from Del Rio to “different processing places” prematurely of deportation, and that 2,000 migrants had been moved yesterday.
The Biden administration has promised to swiftly ramp up the deportation of Haitians starting on Sunday — with 5 to eight flights a day deliberate.
“DHS will safe extra transportation to speed up the tempo and improve the capability of removing flights to Haiti and different locations within the hemisphere inside the subsequent 72 hours,” Marsha Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the division informed the Washington Publish.