Photographers documenting the border crisis that’s been brewing near Del Rio since earlier this month noticed migrants crossing the Rio Grande and returning to Mexico, Monday, after the U.S. launched a plan to “expel” most Haitian migrants who presented themselves under the border under Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the government to immediately deport migrants over COVID-19 concerns.
#BREAKING: Migrants under Del Rio’s International Bridge have started crossing back to Mexico to avoid deportation. @BillFOXLA @DrewHLive @RealDrGina @AliBradleyTV @BenBergquam @JackPosobiec pic.twitter.com/3UOJBOEazn— Auden B. Cabello (@CabelloAuden) September 20, 2021
“Migrants began flowing back into the Mexican side of the southern border on Monday from Del Rio, Texas as the Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to seven per day,” the Daily Mail noted. “Video emerged Monday of scores of mostly Haitian migrants making the trek back across the Rio Grande River to Mexico from the U.S after three flights full of migrants from the U.S. landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Sunday.”