Biden Begins Massive Deportations of 15,000 Haitians From Texas Border, 300 Per Flight, Many Under 5 Years old [WATCH]

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  • More than 300 Haitians returned to their homeland on Sunday, after being deported from the United States-Mexico border where nearly 15,000 migrants set up camp as they waited to enter the country
  • More than half of the 327 Haitians that were deported on Sunday were under the age of five and were born abroad, according to AFP, as their parents traveled to South and Central America before coming to the US
  • They said they were forced to sleep on the floor with plastic tarps as they were being processed 
  • One official said the Department of Homeland Securitywould likely send five to eight flights of migrant out per day starting on Sunday while another expects no more than two a day 
  • The plan also includes increasing the number of Border Patrol in the area by sending 400 agents and officers by Monday morning – and more if necessary 
  • Haitian migrants are using a dam to cross into and from the U.S. and Mexico and staying shaded near a bridge
  • Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano said Saturday there were 14,534 immigrants at the camp under the bridge


Border agents on horseback chased down migrants illegally crossing the border into the United States to try and join a camp of more than 15,000 immigrants in an isolated Texas town.

Haitian migrants are pleading with Joe Biden not to deport them after being stopped at the United States-Mexico border – as more than 300 returned home on the first flights on Sunday.

The United States Border Patrol began removing groups of mostly Haitian migrants from a makeshift camp more than 15,000 immigrants set up in an isolated Texas town over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security announced it moved about 2,000 of the migrants from an encampment beneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas to other locations for processing and possible removal from the United States.

The statement said it would have 400 Border Patrol agents and officers in the area by Monday morning and would send more if necessary.

By Sunday, nearly 330 Haitians were deported to Port-au-Prince on three flights from the United States. 

A U.S. official revealed to the AP on Friday that they would likely send five to eight flights of migrants out per day in the coming week.

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