Texas border crossing in Del Rio to reopen

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Texas border crossing in Del Rio to reopen

A Texas border crossing where more than 10,000 Haitian migrants had been encamped will reopen Saturday, US Customs and Border Protection said.

“Following efforts this week by US Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations and DHS partners to expedite processing of the migrant flow to manageable levels and with public safety restored, CBP reopened trade and travel operations at Del Rio Port of Entry,” the agency said in a press release obtained by Texas’ local Kens5 News.

The border has been temporarily closed since Sept. 17 after being overwhelmed by the migrants. The Biden administration has struggled to humanely handle the situation while also enforcing US law. Many of the migrants are seeking asylum in the United States. The camp was fully cleared out on Friday.

Migrants are seen at the Rio Grande near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, on September 18, 2021.
Migrants are seen at the Rio Grande near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 18, 2021.
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Migrants are seen at the Rio Grande near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry
Migrants are seen at the Rio Grande near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry
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A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent speaks to a man near a group of migrants
A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent speaks to a man near a group of migrants.
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