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Del Rio in Texas reopens after surge in migrants

2021-09-27T16:33:26.419Z

The Del Rio port of entry in Texas will reopen after the surge in thousands of migrants. Empty of migrants, this is what the bridge looks like in Del Rio, Texas 0:48 (CNN) - The Del Rio port of entry in Texas was opened to vehicular traffic on Saturday afternoon after a week-long shutdown triggered by a surge in migrants along the border with Mexico. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic resumed at 5:00 p.m. (Miami time) Saturday, and cargo traffic is due to restart Monday morning, accordi



Empty of migrants, this is what the bridge looks like in Del Rio, Texas 0:48

(CNN) -

The Del Rio port of entry in Texas was opened to vehicular traffic on Saturday afternoon after a week-long shutdown triggered by a surge in migrants along the border with Mexico.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic resumed at 5:00 p.m. (Miami time) Saturday, and cargo traffic is due to restart Monday morning, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). , for its acronym in English).

  • Mexico's Government Secretariat will help foreign migrants located on the border with the United States.

The popular port of entry that connects the Texan city of Del Rio with Ciudad Acuña in Mexico closed temporarily on September 17 after the migrants - many of them Haitians - converged on a makeshift camp under the international bridge to await processing by part of the immigration authorities.

At times, the number of migrants exceeded 14,000.

10 babies are born under the Del Rio border bridge 0:38

Bridge traffic was redirected to the Eagle Pass port of entry.

Chaotic scenes on the Del Rio Bridge, including horse border agents who used aggressive tactics against migrants, sparked ire from local and federal officials and a border crisis for the Biden government.

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    Why many thousands of Haitians converged on the US-Mexico border

After several days of living in squalid conditions under the bridge, the last remaining migrants began leaving the camp on Friday by buses to CBP processing centers.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 3,900 Haitians have been transferred from the Del Rio camp to the custody of CBP and other sectors of the border for processing.

Video captures agents on horseback confronting migrants 1:17

Border closures U.S.-Mexico border Haitian immigrants

Source: cnnespanol

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