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More than 10,000 migrants await processing under bridge in Texas

Added 09-17-21 07:57:01am EST - “Roughly 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants were crowded under a border bridge in South Texas awaiting processing Thursday, prompting U.S.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “More than 10,000 migrants await processing under bridge in Texas”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Roughly 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants were crowded under a border bridge in South Texas awaiting processing Thursday, prompting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to announce it was sending additional agents to address the massive influx.

CBP said in a statement to multiple new outlets that “Border Patrol is increasing its manpower in the Del Rio Sector and coordinating efforts” within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “and other relevant federal, state and local partners to immediately address the current level of migrant encounters and to facilitate a safe, humane and orderly process.” 

"To prevent injuries from heat-related illness, the shaded area underneath Del Rio International Bridge is serving as a temporary staging site while migrants wait to be taken into USBP custody,” the agency added. 

CBP went on to say that it had provided drinking water, towels and portable toilets for migrants to use as they wait for processing. 

Jon Anfinsen, the top Border Patrol union official in the Del Rio Sector, told The Washington Post, “We’re scrambling to bring every resource we can, but it’s a logistical nightmare.” 

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