Second Wave of Haitian Migrants Arrive at West Texas Border

Del Rio Sector agents report a surge in Haitian migrants along the South Texas border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Sources report that another wave of at least 100 migrants, many suspected of being Haitian nationals, made entry near Del Rio, Texas early Monday.

The group was comprised of men, women, and children. Sources indicate some of the recent Haitian migrants are in the late stages of pregnancy. Some were transported to local hospitals for medical attention and delivery.

A non-governmental shelter within the Del Rio Sector reports via social media their efforts to address the humanitarian needs of the recent asylum seekers.

In addition to addressing the immediate needs of this vulnerable population, local authorities in Mexico were left working to reunite an abandoned toddler during a previous illegal entry attempt. On January 30, Contra Punto Noticias Acuna reported the discovery of an abandoned two-year-old child on the banks of the Rio Grande River in Acuna, Coahuila. Ciudad Acuna sits directly across the border from Del Rio, Texas. This toddler is more than likely related to a large group of suspected Haitian Nationals that illegally entered the United States on that same day.

A spokesperson with the Border Patrol in Del Rio confirmed the entry and arrest of more than 100 migrants Monday morning.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol.  Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas Sector.

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