(Trends Wide) — The mayor of Del Rio, Texas, is calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents as 5,600 migrants wait to be detained under the Del Rio International Bridge.
“At 3:30 pm, 5,600 migrants are under the Del Rio International Bridge,” Mayor Bruno Lozano told Trends Wide.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told Trends Wide in a statement that the Del Rio International Bridge is serving as a temporary stop site while migrants wait to be taken into custody of the US Border Patrol as its shaded area protects from heat-related illnesses.
“The Border Patrol is increasing its workforce in the Del Rio sector and coordinating efforts within DHS and other relevant federal, state, and local partners to immediately address the current level of encounters with migrants and facilitate a safe, humane and safe process. ordered, “according to the statement.
“The vast majority of single adults and many families will continue to be expelled under the authority of CDC Title 42, and those who cannot be expelled under Title 42 and do not have a legal basis to remain will be placed in expedited removal proceedings. “added CBP.
Congressman Tony González (Republican of Texas) addressed the situation on his official Facebook account, saying: “There are currently more than 3,000 migrants camped under the International Bridge in Del Rio. Agents on the ground say this could take weeks to develop. processed and that they have received information from more people on the way. The city is now completely invaded and our border patrol is overwhelmed. President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas must act NOW. “
Del Rio is approximately 254 km west of San Antonio.