Border Patrol given police escort as they begin removing 14,800 migrants from underneath Texas bridge after Biden vowed to deport thousands back to Haiti; Laredo checkpoints stripped to support Del Rio op.
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- DailyMail.com traveled to Del Rio, Texas, to witness Saturday's removal operation
- Migrants - many of them without shoes - were put on buses, accompanied by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) cars
- Police were also present, amid fears of tensions after the Biden administration announced plans to deport Haitian border crossers back to their home countries
- The US had suspended deportations to Haiti for humanitarian reasons after the Caribbean island experienced a deadly earthquake
- That subsequently prompted a huge influx of Haitian people hoping to take advantage of the amnesty
Laredo Border Patrol checkpoints left unmanned
[KGNS.TV] Checkpoints in and out of Laredo have been shut down.
In a video interview, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar
...Dem representative for Texas' 28th congressional district, serving since 2005. He was a professor at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo. He has positioned himself as a strong advocate for education. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives he was a member of the Texas House 1987 to 2001....
told KGNS the decision comes from the Federal Government as it tries to send available Border Patrol agents to Del Rio due to the influx of
It’s been an overwhelming situation for Del Rio officials to handle for the past 48 hours.
More than 12,000
migrants colonists, mostly from Haiti, have been gathering under the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. Officials are scrambling to bring reinforcements from across the country.
The checkpoints in Laredo have been left unmanned since 6 p.m. Friday, where BP agents were reassigned to Del Rio according to Congressman Cuellar.
People can still drive in and out of Laredo, this just means the checkpoints are bypassed.
" I do not blame the local Border Patrol," said Cuellar. "They are just being told what to do. I blame the policies. I told the headquarters what they are doing is wrong because the more people they allow in the more people that are going to come. Under the law is someone is supposed to stay they will stay. They should be deporting people back to their countries of origin, otherwise, they are enticing other people to come in."
Cuellar said he was notified that about 400 agents from surrounding areas will be sent to Del Rio, but could not confirm how many for Laredo specifically.
Hector Garza, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, and President of the Laredo Border Patrol Union spoke to KGNS at the I-35 checkpoint Friday night during a live News broadcast.
"It’s so unfortunate that the cartels are getting a free pass throughout these checkpoints in Laredo and at the Del Rio checkpoints," Garza said.
Posted by: Skidmark 2021-09-19