The Government of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, today launched a plan to increase the rhythm of Haitians' deportations, in the midst of a crisis at the Border between Texas and Mexico, where more than 10,000 nationals of the Caribbean country are retained .
The climate that is breathed this Saturday in the hot river is frustration after the announcement of the American administration to increase the number of deportation flights to Haiti.
In a statement, the Department of National Security (DHS) explained its strategy "to accelerate the rhythm and increase the capacity of expulsion flights to Haiti and other destinations in the hemisphere within the next 72 hours" .
"After this announcement, a volunteer who requested the anonymity of the Border Humanitarian Coalition of Val Verde, the only organization of the area that helps migrants in an irregular situation, told EFE that the news has sat" as a slap "between the Haitians
"Those who have already managed to cross breathe quietly, but they feel bad for the compatriots that are still under the bridge," he said this volunteer, as he advised some of the Haitians at the local bus station.
For its part, the campaign director of the WE ARE HOME organization, Bridgette Gomez, explained to EFE that the return to Haíti for these migrants at this time is "inconceivable", because the country "is experiencing a political crisis and a growing violence ".
One of the about 13,000 migrants who was in the improvised camp on the river, clew Paris, expects "God to help" his Haitian compatriots to avoid deportation. "The government therefrom (Haiti) does not want to work nor wants us to help us. All the money goes to his pocket," said Paris in statements to Efe, when he expected a bus towards San Antonio (Texas).
Paris, who travels with his daughter and wife, have been one of the few Haitians who in the last hours have been able to enter into US territory after being held at the detention center of the river.
In a statement sent to EFE, the co-founder and executive director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Guerline Jozef, indicated that it is "totally incredulous" in front of the latest Biden movements.
"Hours after the earthquake (last August) of magnitude 7.2 that Haiti ravaged, Biden issued a statement in which he pointed out that the United States is' friend" of Haiti. A friend does not inflict pain continuously to another friend, "said Jozef.
Migrants have been crossing since last Tuesday to the United States and overflowed the migratory authorities, who have improvised the camp waiting to manage asylum requests. The slowness to process these requests, however, has caused the camp, since it does not cease the arrival of new immigrants.
To deal with this situation, the CBP will send 400 additional agents and officials to the River sector with the aim of managing those requests with greater speed.
The undocumented are sleeping on the satin and lack basic services, conditions that have created a new humanitarian emergency on the southern border.
The Republican opposition has already pointed out as responsible for the situation on the border to Biden, which on Friday ordered the temporal closure of border bridges in the river.
The United States also closed a second border bridge, called prey Friendship, located on the outskirts of the city.
Washington ordered to derive all traffic that normally uses these two bridges at the junction at Eagle Pass, border with black stones (Mexico) and about 57 miles (almost 100 kilometers) east of the river.Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 01:49