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US to send 400 CBP agents to Del Rio, Texas in ‘surge’ to restore order

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A “surge” of 400 Border Patrol agents will be sent to Del Rio, Texas in a bid to restore order, the US Department of Homeland Security said, as the number of Haitian migrants gathering under a bridge ballooned to 14,000.

The agents are expected to arrive between the next 24 to 48 hours, the agency said in a Saturday news statement.

“If additional staff is needed, more will be sent,” DHS said. “The Del Rio Port of Entry has temporarily closed, and traffic is being re-routed from Del Rio to Eagle Pass to more effectively manage resources and ensure uninterrupted flow of trade and travel.”

The agency also said they were relocating people from Del Rio to “other processing locations” in advance of deportation, and that 2,000 migrants were moved yesterday.

The Biden administration has promised to swiftly ramp up the deportation of Haitians beginning on Sunday — with five to eight flights a day planned.

 Del Rio, Texas, on the border crisis on September 16, 2021
Migrants in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 16, 2021.
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Haitian migrants cross the Rio Grande to get food and supplies near the Del Rio
Haitian migrants cross the Rio Grande to get food and supplies near Del Rio, Texas.
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thousands of migrants crossing the border and gathering under this bridge in Del Rio
Thousands of migrants crossing the border and gathering under this bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
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Haiti migrants waiting in Del Rio and Ciudad Acu–a to get access to the United States, cross the Rio Grande toward Ciudad Acu–a to get supplies, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Ciudad Acu–a, Mexico.
Haitian migrants waiting to cross the Rio Grande on Sept. 17, 2021.
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US Customs and Border Protection agents guard the entrance to the Del Rio International Bridge, which is closed temporarily after an influx of migrants, at the US-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas on September 17, 2021.
US Customs and Border Protection agents guard the entrance to the Del Rio International Bridge, which is closed temporarily after an influx of migrants, at the US-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 17, 2021.
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“DHS will secure additional transportation to accelerate the pace and increase the capacity of removal flights to Haiti and other destinations in the hemisphere within the next 72 hours,” Marsha Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the department told the Washington Post.

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