Contributing to a rising humanitarian disaster, some 10,000 migrants have gathered underneath a US-Mexico border bridge over latest days. The bridge connects Del Rio in Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña and the non permanent camp there has grown quickly in latest days.
The Haitian migrants, who’ve crossed the Rio Grande, are sleeping underneath the bridge in squalid situations.
Earlier this yr, it was reported that the variety of migrants who had been detained on the US-Mexico border in July exceeded 200,000 for the primary time in 21 years. Additionally, simply final month, the authorities arrested greater than 195,000 migrants on the Mexican border, in accordance with authorities information launched. This summer time’s numbers characterize a major enhance from the 51,000 arrested in August 2019.
The migrants are mentioned to be principally Haitians, with some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans additionally current.
In response to stories by the Washington Put up, they look like half of a bigger wave of Haitians heading north, lots of whom arrived in Brazil and different South American nations after the 2010 earthquake.
As per Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano, greater than 10,500 migrants had been underneath the Del Rio Worldwide Bridge as of Thursday night.
In an announcement issued by the border patrol, they mentioned that it was rising staffing in Del Rio to facilitate a “secure, humane and orderly course of”.
“To forestall accidents from heat-related sickness, the shaded space beneath Del Rio Worldwide Bridge is serving as a short lived staging web site whereas migrants wait to be taken into USBP (US Border Patrol) custody,” it added.