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World Drone footage shows thousands of migrants under bridge in Del Rio, Texas as local facilities overwhelmed

01:21  16 september  2021
01:21  16 september  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

DHS watchdog says COVID procedures at southwestern border are endangering staff and migrants

  DHS watchdog says COVID procedures at southwestern border are endangering staff and migrants The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs stronger COVID-19 protocols at the southwestern border, according to a new report by the DHS Inspector General (IG). "Without stronger measures in place, DHS is putting its workforce, support staff, communities, and migrants at greater risk for contracting the virus. We acknowledge the difficulty balancing protective measures with the primary mission of securing the border. However, DHS must be prepared to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to the report.

Fox News drone footage over the International Bridge in Del Rio Texas shows thousands of migrants being kept there as they wait to be apprehended after crossing illegally into the United States — as local facilities are overwhelmed and the crisis at the border continues.

Border Patrol and law enforcement sources told Fox News that over 4,200 migrants are waiting to be apprehended under the bridge after crossing into the United States.

MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS OVER 200,000 AGAIN IN AUGUST, AS BORDER SURGE CONTINUES

The new footage shows how the migrant crisis that has rocked border states, with a knock-on effect in states across the country, appears to be far from over.

more than 10,000 migrants, especially Haitians, camp under a bridge at the southern border

 more than 10,000 migrants, especially Haitians, camp under a bridge at the southern border © Claudio Cruz migrants from Central America and Haiti en route to the United States, September 15, 2021 Tapachula, Mexico a dozen thousands of migrants, including a majority of Haitians, campaign on Friday under a bridge at the southern border of the United States, a humanitarian crisis situation that places Joe Biden's government in difficulty. These migrants arrived at Del Rio, Texas, crossing the Rio Grande River.

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Sources told Fox that the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour.

A DHS source told Fox News that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, during which migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July.

The 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over August 2020, which saw 50,014 encounters — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 amid that year's border crisis.

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The Biden administration has faced intense criticism for its handling of the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, which Republicans have blamed on Biden policies like the rollback of Trump-era policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

More images emerge of Haitian migrant surge at Del Rio as numbers soar past 11,000

  More images emerge of Haitian migrant surge at Del Rio as numbers soar past 11,000 More images are emerging of the Haitian migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas as numbers soar past 11,000 and Custom and Border Protection (CBP) surges more agents to the area amid reports that tens of thousands more could be on the way. Fox News obtained images of Haitian migrants walking across a dam in the Rio Grande, where they have traveled then to the International Bridge in their thousands, raising concerns of a new chapter in the relentless crisis at the southern border that has exploded under the Biden administration. TEXAS REP.

The Biden administration has in turn blamed the Trump administration for sealing off legal pathways to asylum, while emphasizing the role that root causes – like poverty, violence and corruption in Central America – play in encouraging migrants to travel north.

House Republicans on Tuesday submitted a resolution of inquiry to attempt to get answers from the Biden administration regarding the southern border situation.

The resolution requests that the administration, through the president, submit documents and communications related to the administration’s handling of the border, and comes after complaints by Republicans that the Department of Homeland Security has not been responsive to requests for information.

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Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy curiously asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday why the Biden administration wasn’t conducting pregnancy tests on Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House has been heavily criticized by progressives and human rights groups over the treatment of asylum-seeking migrants at the southern border, specifically over images of Border Patrol agents seemingly terrorizing migrants and the administration deporting thousands of Haitian refugees from the country.

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