Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Camp at US-Mexico Border Cleared of Illegal Immigrants: Officials

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DEL RIO, Texas—The primitive camp that sprung up under the international bridge is completely cleared of people, officials said Friday. Illegal immigrants, primarily Haitian nationals, streamed across the Rio Grande earlier this month and into Del Rio, a small border city about 160 miles west of San Antonio. Almost 15,000 were living in the litter-strewn camp at one point, Texas officials have said, putting a strain on local healthcare resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The camp was steadily cleared by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assets and on Friday had zero immigrants left, Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano, a Democrat, said during a briefing shortly after noon. Workers are still working on cleaning up the site, he added. Once that’s complete, the international bridge will be reopened. “Last weekend, we had approximately 15,000 individuals in the Del Rio section. I committed to addressing that within 10 days and now we …

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