Migrant numbers under Texas bridge double to 8,000+ in 24 hours: ‘Out of control’

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Over 208,000 migrant encounters took place in August alone

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First on Granthshala: The number of migrants, mainly Haiti, waiting under the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, has doubled in a single day to more than 8,000, with sources telling Granthshala News the situation is “out of control”. And the Border Patrol is overwhelmed.

Drone footage from Granthshala News shows the number of migrants under the bridge, who are just waiting to be caught by the Border Patrol, has increased in a single day.

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Drone footage shows thousands of migrants as local facilities under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas

On Wednesday, the number was more than 4,000, but by Thursday morning the number had risen to about 8,200, a source told Granthshala. A source told Granthshala the Border Patrol is overwhelmed and the situation is “out of control.”

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Meanwhile, a law enforcement source said a large majority of migrants are Haitian and are arriving on the bridge by the minute.

Over 200,000 migrants again in August, border hikes continue

It is the latest scene of chaos at the border as the Biden administration continues to struggle to handle a relentless and relentless migrant surge that has overwhelmed officials and Republicans claim the administration’s immigration policies are to blame.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Wednesday that there were 208,887 migrant encounters in August, a slight decline from 212,000 encounters in July and the second consecutive month where the number of encounters crossed the 200,000-mark. Granthshala News first reported the numbers.

Of those encounters, 44% resulted in an eviction under Title 42 Public Health Protections, but only 19% of the more than 86,000 family unit encounters ended in a Title 42 eviction.

The 208,887 number for August represents an increase of 317% compared to the previous August 2020, which saw 50,014 encounters – and a 233% increase over August 2019, where 62, amid that year’s border crisis. were ,707.

The Biden administration has blamed the Trump administration for shutting down legal avenues to asylum, while pushing a strategy that includes a strong focus on tackling root causes such as violence, corruption and poverty in Central America.

Republicans have blamed the Biden administration’s rollback of Trump-era policies like border wall construction and migrant protection protocols. Republicans immediately pointed to the footage as evidence that the Biden strategy was not working.

“Biden border crisis continues to spiral out of control,” tweeted Representative Yvette Herrell, R.N.M.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has begun flying people expelled through Title 42 into Mexico amid concerns that migrants are attempting to cross the border.

It recently suffered a legal defeat when the Supreme Court refused to stay an order that compelled it to restore migrant protection protocols.


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