Politics Donald Trump Jr. Blames Democrats for 'Out of Control' Texas Border Crisis
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Donald Trump Jr. has blamedfor the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and pointed to the large numbers of migrants currently encamped underneath a bridge in Texas.
Former President's eldest son took to on Friday to share a campaign from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and criticize Democrats' handling of the situation.
Children a big part of migration through perilous Darien Gap
NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — Every day, at least 500 migrants from around the world sail out of Necocli, a small town on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, across the Gulf of Uraba to the village of Acandi, to start a week-long trek through the jungle that takes them into Panama — the next stop on the long road to the United States. About one quarter of them are children, according to Panamanian officials, and often still in arms. While trekking throughAbout one quarter of them are children, according to Panamanian officials, and often still in arms.
At leastunder the Del Rio International Bridge in the small town of Del Rio, Texas having crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico.
Trump Jr. tweeted: "THOUSANDS of illegal aliens are camped out under a Texas bridge, rushing to America because they know the Democrats want to give them amnesty."
"The. Tell Democrats to abandon their amnesty plans and secure our border," the former president's son said.
He shared a link to a webpage operated by the NRSC which sought contact information from those who wanted to "STOP Democrats' OPEN BORDER agenda."
The page also says: "Thousands ofas Democrats include an amnesty plan in the 'Infrastructure' bill. Why do Democrats think illegal immigrants are infrastructure?"
US nears plan for widescale expulsions of Haitian migrants
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration worked Saturday on plans to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to their Caribbean homeland, in a swift response to the huge influx of people who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and congregated under and around a bridge. © Provided by Associated Press Haiti migrants waiting in Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña to get access to the United States, cross the Rio Grande toward Ciudad Acuña to get supplies, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.
The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by thein August instructed the Judiciary Committee to prepare a plan to grant "lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants," which may include those who were brought to the country as children - so-called Dreamers - but also possibly others like farm and essential workers and those with Temporary Protected Status.
THOUSANDS of illegal aliens are camped out under a Texas bridge, rushing to America because they know the Democrats want to give them amnesty. The border crisis is OUT OF CONTROL. Tell Democrats to abandon their amnesty plans and secure our border. https://t.co/VWUSme2N3f— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 17, 2021
Democrats may also include a path to citizenship for some immigrants in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Those affected would include Dreamers, those with Temporary Protected Status and farm and essential workers. Whether these measures can be included in the reconciliation is a matter for the Senate parliamentarian to rule on and Democrats are awaiting that decision.
Biden sends hundreds of border agents, steps up flights to remove Haitian migrants from south Texas
The Department of Homeland Security released the Biden administration's six-point strategy to deal with the influx of migrants at the southern border.The sudden wave brought thousands of Haitians to Del Rio, Texas, many gathering near a bridge in the border town as the administration prepared a plan to deal with what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deemed a border crisis.
The thousands of migrants camped beneath the Del Rio International Bridge are mostly from Haiti but they also include people from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
The bridge connects Del Rio with Ciudad Acuña in Mexico and some of the migrants have pitched tents to sleep in, while others are sleeping under blankets. More are expected to arrive and it's not clear how such a large group gathered so quickly.
Many of the Haitian migrants did not come directly from that country but had been living in South American countries including Brazil and Chile. They had traveled to the U.S. because they could not win legal status or good jobs, according to Reuters.
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis .
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Amistad — Spanish for friendship — binds the sister cities of Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. Each year, the border communities that sit across the Rio Grande from one another come together to celebrate that bond during the Fiesta de la Amistad. Leaders from both sides of the border meet at the festival and share abrazos, or hugs, to commemorate their common history and an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to build the Amistad Dam and Reservoir in the 1960s. The relationship shows in many ways, with workers and families typically going back-and-forth between Acuña and Del Rio daily.