U.S. homeland security chief heads to border as removal of migrant camp accelerates

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Reuters

By Daina Beth Solomon CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. homeland security secretary will travel to Texas on Monday to oversee the ejection of mostly Haitian migrants from a sprawling makeshift camp they set up after wading across the Rio Grande from Mexico. The camp under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande is the latest flashpoint for U.S. authorities seeking to stem the flow of thousands of migrants fleeing gang violence, extreme poverty and natural disasters in their home countries. On Sunday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas implored migrants to give up on their nor…

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