500 Haitians Reported Walking Through Mexico Toward US

In a satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, hundreds of migrants seek refuge and shelter from the sun and heat underneath the Del Rio International Bridge, as other people can be seen wading across the Rio Grande River at the Mexico-U.S. border near Del Rio, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

(AP) — About 500 Haitians headed toward the U.S. border have been ordered off buses by Mexican immigration authorities. Some of the Haitians in the state of Tamaulipas tried to continue the journey on foot.

The buses were stopped near the town of San Fernando, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) south of the Texas border, the state government said in a press release Friday.

Mexico has turned back Haitians trying to walk through southern states. But 8,000 to 12,000 people, mainly Haitians, walked across the Rio Grande river and have assembled under and around a bridge in a small Texas border town.

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