The United States has closed the border with Mexico in Del Rio, Texas, in an effort to curb migrant entry at the site, where thousands of Haitian migrants have been camping.
About 20 Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles patrolled the bridge and river area where thousands of migrants have been stranded for three weeks and camped in the area connecting Ciudad with Del Río.
Then they also sent Border Patrol agents who guarded the area on horseback. These very agents became the protagonists of unprecedented scenes. Migrants chased and clubbed by agents on horseback. If it had happened in other parts of the world such as Venezuela, China, Iran, Turkey or Russia, the treatment reserved to Haitian migrants would be the opening of all the news and newspapers.
In the meantime, the U.S. authorities have begun repatriating Haitians who were on the ground, as announced last Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security.
According to Border Patrol data, about 3,300 people have been removed from the Del Rio camp.
In total, there are about 14,800 migrants. Authorities plan to deport all of them this week.