The authorities of the Texas town of Del Rio, in the vicinity of which an improvised camp has appeared, estimate the number of its inhabitants at more than eight thousand people who are waiting for border guards to register them.
After the July assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the earthquake that killed more than two thousand people in August, the American authorities extended a “temporary protected status” to immigrants from the island state, protecting them from deportation, the publication says.
“They are lining up to be formally detained. This is the first step in applying for asylum or another form of a protected stay in the United States. Most of the migrants will probably be allowed into the United States with a notification of the need to appear in court in the future,” the newspaper writes.
The footage taken from drones shows a lot of people hiding from the sun under a car overpass. According to the Fox TV channel, the number of asylum seekers doubled in just a day.
Border guards quoted by local media say that they cannot cope with the influx of migrants.
The United States has faced a sharp surge in illegal migration since the beginning of the presidency of Joe Biden, who took a course to liberalize the rules of entry and stay in the country.