Another day, another lie from the Biden administration.
After promising large-scale repatriation of Haitian migrants who poured into the United States in Del Rio, Texas, over the last several weeks, President Joe Biden’s administration is actually releasing the migrants into the U.S. on a “very, very large scale.”
What did Biden promise?
“Details are yet to be finalized but will likely involve five to eight flights a day, according to the official with direct knowledge of the plans who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be among the departure cities,” the AP reported.
What is actually happening?
Instead of rapid, widescale repatriation as promised, the Biden administration is releasing the Haitian migrants into the U.S. Officials reportedly told the AP that migrants are being released on a “very, very large scale.”
The Biden administration has returned some migrants to Haiti, but not on the scale they promised. One official who spoke with the AP said single adults are most likely those being targeted for repatriation, suggesting that families and children will remain in the U.S.
For migrants who remain in the U.S., they are being sent to other Border Patrol processing centers and being released with notices to appear in immigration court.
More from the AP:
The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations. …
U.S. authorities scrambled in recent days for buses to Tucson but resorted to flights when they couldn’t find enough transportation contractors, both officials said. Coast Guard planes took Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso.
The development directly contradicts what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday.
“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” Mayorkas said from Del Rio.
What is Mexico doing?
Mexico is reportedly intercepting Haitian migrants and transporting them away from the U.S. border.
Meanwhile, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard revealed this week that most of the Haitian migrants traveling north to the U.S. had already been granted refugee status in Brazil and Chile — but they wanted to come to the U.S. anyway.
“What they are asking for is to be allowed to pass freely through Mexico to the United States,” Ebrard said, the AP reported.
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Author: Chris Enloe
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