Us Border Crisis: 12, 000 Migrants Wait İn Camps Under The Del Rio Bridge İn Texas - Cnn

Us Border Crisis: 12, 000 Migrants Wait İn Camps Under The Del Rio Bridge İn Texas - Cnn

12,000 migrants wait in makeshift camps under the Del Rio bridge in Texas

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9/21/2021 12:18:00 AM

About 12,000 migrants — including families, pregnant women and babies — crowded Sunday into squalid makeshift camps under and around the bridge between Texas and Ciudad Acuña in northeastern Mexico, authorities said.

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The 26-year-old Haitian national and his family arrived about a week ago after crossing the Rio Grande River. Getting food has been difficult, Tilus said, and he worries about all the children, including his own, who are exposed to the extreme heat and a storm that rolled through this weekend.DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border"We're suffering here," Tilus told CNN on Sunday.About 12,000 migrants -- including families, pregnant women and babies -- crowded Sunday into squalid makeshift camps under and around the bridge between Texas and Ciudad Acuña in northeastern Mexico, authorities said. The number of migrants -- many of them Haitian -- assembled in the temporary site swelled from roughly 400 a week ago. At times, the number has topped 14,000. The surge may owe simply to word of mouth and social media that the border at Del Rio was open, US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz has said. Read MoreThe migrants sleep in tents or in the dirt, surrounded by growing piles of garbage, and they wait in hopes of being processed by the overwhelmed US Border Patrol. Few wear masks, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, video from the scene shows.The heat is oppressive. Temperatures on Monday are predicted to top 100 degrees.Ten babies have been delivered since Thursday by women transported from under the bridge, a hospital official said. Local authorities are overwhelmed by the crush of people, they said. Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants wait to be processed near the Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Sunday, September 19.Hide Caption 1 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeUnited States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on September 19.Hide Caption 2 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, September 19. Hide Caption 3 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants cross the Rio Grande to get food and supplies near the Del Rio port of entry in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on Saturday, September 18.Hide Caption 4 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeIn this photo provided by law enforcement, migrants take shelter under the Del Rio International Bridge that connects Del Rio with Ciudad Acuña on September 18.Hide Caption 5 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico on Friday, September 17.Hide Caption 6 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants are seen in the makeshift camp in Del Rio on September 17.Hide Caption 7 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants seeking asylum in the United States bathe in the Rio Grande near the International Bridge on September 17.Hide Caption 8 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeAsylum seekers wait to turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents near the International Bridge in Del Rio on Thursday, September 16.Hide Caption 9 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants wade in the Rio Grande on September 16.Hide Caption 10 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants gather near the bridge as they wait to be processed in Del Rio on September 16.Hide Caption 11 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants wade in the Rio Grande on September 16.Hide Caption 12 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeAsylum seekers wait to turn themselves in under the Del Rio International Bridge.Hide Caption 13 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeCuban asylum seekers Otto Jesus, center, and his longtime partner, Yanet, left, board a bus after being processed by authorities in Del Rio on September 16.Hide Caption 14 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMakeshift shelters are seen near the Del Rio International Bridge on September 16.Hide Caption 15 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeMigrants cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña on September 16.Hide Caption 16 of 17 Photos: Thousands of migrants in makeshift camp under Texas bridgeClothes are laid out on the ground to dry under the International Bridge in Del Rio on Wednesday, September 15.Hide Caption 17 of 17Homeland Security chief visits Del RioThe Department of Homeland Security moved around 3,000 people on Monday from Del Rio to other processing locations in the US, in addition to the 3,500 moved over the past few days, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said during a news conference from Del Rio.The moves were made"in order to ensure that migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policies," he said.DHS is also trying to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti and other destinations, Mayorkas said."We anticipate at least one to three flights per day," he said. Only Haitians in the US before July 29 are eligible for temporary protected status, he said."If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned," he added."Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family's lives."US Customs and Border Protection planned to surge 600 agents and officers to the Del Rio sector, Ortiz said Sunday in a news conference. And the American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen are helping provide supplies and meals, Mayorkas added.Homeland Security chief to travel to US Southern border as thousands crowd in makeshift campBecause of crush of migrants seeking to enter the United States, the international bridge at Del Rio has temporarily closed, and traffic is being rerouted to ensure the uninterrupted flow of trade and travel, Ortiz said.The Defense Department also will help move migrants from Del Rio to other domestic Customs and Border Protection processing facilities, a Pentagon spokesman told CNN on Monday in a statement. Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection had requested assistance from the Defense Department as thousands of undocumented migrants have created the makeshift camp.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday requested an emergency declaration because of the number of migrants at the bridge.The"overwhelming surge of individuals unlawfully attempting to cross the Texas-Mexico border in Val Verde County ... poses life-threatening risks to residents of Val Verde County and is quickly overrunning law enforcement and health care and humanitarian resources which were never intended to be used in this capacity," Abbott, a Republican, wrote in a letter to Democratic President Joe Biden.Added Abbott's team in a news release:"The federal government's failure to enforce immigration laws ... is leading to substantial burdens on local and state resources, as well as federal resources."Del Rio hospital 'on the brink of being overwhelmed'Calls to the Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio have increased"exponentially" since thousands of migrants have been waiting to be processed by immigration authorities, hospital CEO Linda Walker said."We are on the brink of being overwhelmed," Walker said."We're stretched. We are in a crisis."Beyond the 10 babies delivered, calls for EMS help have not stopped since Thursday, Walker said. Most are from pregnant women needing help and people suffering from dehydration. A dozen calls came into the hospital on Sunday, Walker said. At least one migrant patient, a 29-year-old from Haiti, is in the hospital with Covid-19, she said.Of the rural hospital's 48 beds, 41 were taken up on Friday, she said.A long trip from Haiti to TexasMany Haitians camping under the bridge are believed to have been living in South America since the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in their native country. 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