Biden said Border Patrol agents ‘will pay’ for treatment of Haitian migrants. Texas Gov. Abbott offered them jobs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised to hire any Border Patrol agents who get in trouble for what President Biden called "outrageous" conduct toward Haitian immigrants trying to cross the border.washingtonpost.com
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis
The “amistad,” or friendship, that Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, celebrate with a festival each year has been important in helping them deal with the challenges from a migrant camp that shut down the border bridge between the two communities for more than a week.
Haitians heading to US change plans, ready to wait in Mexico
As U.S. authorities moved out the last of the more than 14,000 migrants who gathered beside a border bridge in Del Rio, thousands of other Haitians en route between the border and South America are coming to the realization that a window of time has closedwashingtonpost.com
Controversial Arizona recount reaffirms Biden's victory
The Arizona recount of the 2020 election confirmed President Biden’s victory in the state — by an even larger margin. It comes as a House panel investigating the Capitol riot subpoenaed four associates of former President Trump. Ed O'Keefe has the details.news.yahoo.com
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump associates
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding records and testimony from four close associates of former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him before and during the attack. (September 24)news.yahoo.com
All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, Tex., homeland security secretary says
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.washingtonpost.com
Time's Up leader pledges openness after scandal
The new leader of Time's Up, Monifa Bandele, is pledging openness and equity at the embattled women's rights organization. Her predecessor resigned in August over revelations the group’s leaders advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Sept. 24)news.yahoo.com
U.S. Border Patrol will no longer use horses in Del Rio, Texas after outrage over treatment of Haitian migrants
The Biden administration has suspended Border Patrol agents from using horses in Del Rio, Texas amid public outcry over photos showing agents on horseback charging at Haitian migrants trying to cross into the U.S.cnbc.com
Psaki Dismisses Gayle King’s Question About ‘Very Bad Behavior’ By U.S.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday dismissed CBS anchor Gayle King’s accusation that the U.S. had displayed “very bad behavior” internationally recently, saying that the administration doesn’t see it that way.news.yahoo.com
Haitian migrants revolt in custody and seize control of privately contracted bus
DEL RIO, Texas — Haitian migrants who were being transported on a federally contracted private bus away from the border revolted during the ride and overtook control of the commercial vehicle before escaping, according to two law enforcement officials.news.yahoo.com
Some Haitian migrants begin new life in US
More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment in a Texas border town, according to U.S. officials. While many are facing deportation and being sent to detention centers, some are beginning new lives in the United States.news.yahoo.com
Texas troopers credited with retaking control of Del Rio border
DEL RIO, Texas — State troopers deployed to the border by Gov. Greg Abbott are being credited for doing the federal government’s job and stopping thousands more migrants in Mexico from illegally crossing into the United States after well over 15,000 made it through here late last week.news.yahoo.com
US sues Texas to block state troopers from stopping migrants
The Biden administration sued Texas to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state’s border with Mexico.
US says order coming this week on border asylum restrictions
A Justice Department attorney says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking asylum at at the nation’s borders.
8 immigrants killed when pickup crashes in Texas border city
Debris is strewn across a road near the border city of Del Rio, Texas after a collision Monday, March 15, 2021. Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle collided with an SUV following a police chase, authorities said. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)AUSTIN, Texas – Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle crashed into another truck during a police chase that began when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic violation near the Texas border city of Del Rio, authorities said. All eight of the people killed and the surviving passenger of the Dodge pickup were immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, according to DPS. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, Sebastian Tovar, 24, ran away following the crash, but was later arrested, according to the state agency.
Part of the US-Mexico border saw more drownings
Water-related deaths tripled in the Border Patrol's Del Rio sector from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2019, according to data CNN obtained from US Customs and Border Protection. But water-related rescues shot up more than 650%, increasing from 65 in fiscal year 2018 to 490 in fiscal year 2019. The increase was especially dramatic in the Del Rio sector, where water-related deaths tripled. In fiscal year 2018, the Del Rio sector reported six water-related deaths; the following year, there were 18. But she isn't surprised to hear about water-related deaths on the rise in one sector of the border.