Mexican authorities start transporting Haitians from US border

Mexican officials said on Tuesday that they began to move Haitians away from the US border on prepared flights and buses, supporting large-scale US expulsion efforts.

Thousands of Haitians gathered under and near the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, about 60 miles northwest of Piedras Negras and Eagle Pass, have recently faced US expulsion efforts, with more than 6,500 from the area. It has been removed. Monday.

Mexico said it would launch its own flight, while others moved across the Rio Grande to Ciudad Real Madrid in Mexico to consider their options. The Mexican government said it plans to begin deportation of migrants, primarily Haitians, on September 21. Mayor Claudio Obres, Mayor of Piedras Negras, told the Mexican press Zocalo on September 20.

According to Reuters, the removal transport appeared to be aimed at reducing concentration around the camp.

Crew with news wire Witnessed A case in which several immigrants protested when they were rounded up by Mexican agents and loaded into a van at the National Institute of Immigration (INM). The Epoch Times contacted INM for comment.

according to El Paso TimesHaitian immigrants in Ciudad Akunya were rounded up and placed in INM vans by local police, Coahuila investigative agencies, the Federal Immigration Service of Mexico, and National Guard early Monday and Tuesday.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Evrad said at a press conference on Tuesday that he and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had discussed “an important and notable recent trend of the Haiti people coming from Brazil and Chile, not Haiti.”

Evrad said Haitians had received false information about the opportunities available in the United States.

“They are not seeking refugee status in Mexico, except for a few of them,” the minister said. “They basically want the freedom to travel to the United States.”

“People in the Haitian network told people in Brazil and Chile,” Evrad said after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended permission to apply for temporary protection status to Haitians residing in the United States on July 29. I explained. Go to America right away. “

“They are fooling them,” he said.

Biden presided over one of the worst border crises in recorded history regarding the number of immigrants who illegally invaded the United States and encountered US agents and officers. That number exceeded 200,000 in both July and August.

The White House is facing increasingly bipartisan criticism of dealing with inflows at the border. Meanwhile, images of border guard agents riding horses on horseback to threaten Haiti immigrants along the southern border were widely disseminated on social media on Monday, causing anger.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said in an interview with CNN that he was “feared” by the images.

“Immigrant abuse and abuse are unacceptable,” Mallorcus said. “The photos I observed deeply bothered me.”

According to a DHS statement, the case is under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Customs and Border Protection.

Human rights watch statement The US deployment of horse-riding border guards against Haitian immigrants “resulted in abusive and racist immigration policies under President Joe Biden’s administration,” he said.

“This violent treatment of Haitians at the border is just the latest example of racist, abusive and illegal US border policy that returns people to harm and humanitarian disasters,” he said. .. Allison hoodie, US Managing Director of Human Rights Watch.

Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.

Isabelle van Brugen

Isabelle van Brugen



Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from City, University of London.