WATCH: Thousands of immigrants under Texas bridge expected to be repatriated
The U.S. Government started examining the state of thousands of migrants who gathered under a bridge in Texas, bordering with Mexico.
It is estimated that some 10,000 immigrants are living under the bridge, while the immigrants susbstantially increased during the past week, the majority with Haiti refugees.
Some 2,000 immigrants were transferred to migration centre where their requests are being processed. The U.S. authorities said that they will repatriate immigrants to their original countries.
A number of cabinet members have appealed to the Biden administration to suspend the repatriation of immigrants to Haiti as this country is still not in a position to protect its citizens.
Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was killed last July, while the country was devastated by a strong tremor last August, that left over 2,000 people dead.
However, President Biden’s office on Saturday announced that it will resume with deportations to Haiti, through three flights carrying adult immigrants who were traveling alone.
Human rights groups have criticised the decision, remarking that they expected it under former President Trump, and not under Biden’s administration.