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Del Rio Port of Entry closed after ‘massive’ migrant bridge influx

DEL RIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday evening that it was temporarily closing the Del Rio Port of Entry to vehicles and pedestrians in both directions and re-routing traffic to Eagle Pass, which is 57 miles away.

It comes as thousands of Haitian migrants have assembled under and around a bridge in the small Texas border town, presenting the Biden administration with a fresh and immediate challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil.

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Images showed Haitians crossing the Rio Grande in huge groups and assembling under a bridge in Del Rio, a city of 35,000 people. Estimates were as high as 12,000.

Haitians have been migrating to the U.S. from South America for years, including many who left the Caribbean nation after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

It is unclear how so many Haitians amassed so quickly in Del Rio, but a U.S. official said the government plans to send the “massive" number of migrants from the Texas border to Haiti on flights starting Sunday.

KVIA ABC-7

Associated Press

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    1. We can’t afford all of these so called “asylum” seekers. They need to go home. Their problems are no worse than ours. We have a POS President. We have a new oppressive dictatorship form of government. We have poverty. We have storms. We have earthquakes. Sorry we owe the Haitians nothing. We have our own problems.

        1. Uvacowboy doesn’t realize the food he puts in his ahole mouth is picked and prepared by those he wrongly accuses of section8. Lol. You are the one on military pork. Faking injuries and doing American taxpayers.

          1. Hey nitwit we don’t see you out picking fruits and vegetables. You are rightfully accused of being a section 8 welfare queen.

      1. Char Lie Dumbo taking about morality? Hilarious. Immoral is the nitwit senile old codger you voted for. He is a soldier, baby and children killer. Now a war criminal.

  1. Road construction: Mexicans
    Food prep: Mexicans
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    Fix your car: Mexicans
    Farming: Mexicans
    Whites: USELESS

  2. New immigrants receive no benefits in Texas. They can get food stamps only after they get a green card. Most don’t ever apply for it. They simply go to work and start paying into Social Security and their income taxes. 99% are much better citizens than the trumpites.

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