Biden Admin Says Borders Are Not Open, 14,000 Haitian Migrants Say Otherwise

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Thousands of Haitian migrants have assembled under and around a bridge in Del Rio presenting the Biden administration with a fresh and immediate challenge as it tries …
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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.

“The Biden Administration has reiterated that our borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey,” according to a statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials on Saturday morning. The comments come as part of a six-point plan to “address the increase in migrants in Del Rio.”

The statement comes as Fox News journalist Bill Melugin tweeted a new video showing hundreds of mostly Haitian migrants pouring across the border that Biden officials say is not open.

Melugin also tweeted photos showing Del Rio residents gathering to protest the Biden administration’s failure to address the “deteriorating situation at the international bridge in Del Rio.” He stated that there are now more than 14,000 migrants being held under the bridge.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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