Dozens of migrants are continuing to cross the Rio Grande toward Del Rio, Texas with the hopes of gaining asylum, as the Biden administration continues to deport thousands of Haitians from the southern border.
On Thursday, migrants were spotted wading through the river and carrying crying children on their shoulders and backs to get across to the US from Mexico.
Photos show the migrants being met by Border Patrol agents who helped move some of the children into inflatable boats.
Despite this constant stream flowing across the Rio Grande, the Biden administration has repeatedly claimed the southern border is closed and secure.
Last week, Del Rio, Texas was met with thousands of migrants who camped under the Del Rio International Bridge while waiting to be processed. Some estimated nearly 15,000 were camped there at one point.
State officials and Republican lawmakers immediately slammed the Biden administration for allowing such an enormous group of migrants to enter the US illegally, as local leaders voiced security concerns.
On Tuesday, President Biden vowed to get the situation at the border “under control.”
Since last week, the administration has implemented several deportation flights a day to return the migrants, the majority of which are Haitian, back to their home country.
Removals of the migrants at the campsite began on Sunday and as of Thursday, approximately 3,100 remain under the bridge, the Department of Homeland Security told The Post.
The department said over 5,800 migrants have been removed from the Del Rio camp, but did not specify how many have been released into the US. Among the removed, 1,949 have been returned to Haiti on 17 deportation flights. The flights will continue on a regular basis, DHS said.
Over 3,900 migrants have been processed for expulsion from the US under the CDC’s Title 42 order related to COVID-19 or “placed into removal proceedings,” meaning they have been given a notice to appear at an immigration office within the next 60 days. It is unclear how many were processed or given the notices.
As they transport the Haitian migrants back to the Caribbean nation, some Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and pilots have been bitten and attacked by migrants during the deportation flights.