US Closes Part Of Texas Border, Begins Flying Haitians Home

The International bridge where thousands of Haitian migrants have created a makeshift camp remains closed, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and gathered under and around a bridge.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(AP) — The United States is trying to stem the flow of migrants into Texas by blocking the Mexican border at an isolated town where thousands of Haitian refugees set up a camp.

The closure happened as American officials began flying some of the migrants back to their homeland. Haitians have been crossing from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, for almost three weeks.

Yellow police tape was being used to block them from using a small dam to walk into the U.S. The migrants initially found other ways to cross nearby until they were confronted by federal and state law enforcement.


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