Desperation fuels Haitian migrant crisis in Texas, where thousands are staying under a bridge

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Miami Herald

Lack of access to asylum in the U.S., confusion over U.S. immigration policy and desperation are fueling a surge of Haitian migrants into Del Rio, Texas, where thousands who have arrived in the past few days are living in makeshift conditions under an international bridge. The surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border garnered international headlines this week when images Thursday showed more than 9,000 people being held in a temporary staging area under the Del Rio International Bridge. The U.S Border Patrol, which has set up portable toilets at the site, says it is sending more agents to t…

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