The crisis unfolding at a makeshift camp of nearly 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge has a devastating impact on the local community of Del Rio, Texas. Although mostly out of the public eye due to the remote location of the camp, residents are feeling the impact in the small Texas town. The closure of ports of entry leading to Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, forced many local businesses in Del Rio to operate with fewer employees.
The Biden Administration stated on Saturday that “our borders are not open.” The statement comes as the number of mostly Haitian migrants being detained after freely crossing the border from Mexico rose to more than 14,000.
Back in February of this year, The New American reported on the opening of “COVID jails” in Germany, where repeat quarantine offenders were detained in a juvenile detention center in the state of Saxony.