In the images reflected in the US media, it was seen that approximately 12 thousand immigrants, including women and children, gathered under the Del Rio International Bridge, which provides a crossing point at the border.
Bruno Lozano, the mayor of the town of Del Rio, which has a population of 35 thousand, announced that they sought urgent help from federal and state authorities against the uncontrollable influx of immigrants.
In the statement made by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office, it was stated that security forces were sent to the region to manage the border crisis, and efforts were made to handle the process in a safe and humane way.
They Crossed The Shallow River At The Border On Foot
In the statement, it was stated that most of the illegal Haitian immigrants who were walking through the knee-deep water parts of the Rio Grande river, which forms the US-Mexico border, were detained by the security forces and awaited to be transported to the facilities.
It was reported that while the portable toilet service was provided with food and drink to the illegal Haitian immigrants who took shelter under the bridge and the trees in the vicinity from the heat, two women gave birth and one of them tested positive for Covid-19.
On the other hand, Ted Cruz, the Republican Senator of the state of Texas, wrote on his social media account, “This is a man-made crisis,” and criticized the Biden administration.
While it was shared that CBP detained and deported nearly 209 thousand immigrants in August, it was pointed out that the number of detained immigrants was around 50 thousand in the same period last year when the Trump administration was in office.