“Less than one week ago, there were approximately 15,000 migrants in Del Rio, Texas, the great majority of whom were Haitian nationals,” Mayorkas said. “As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp underneath the Del Rio International Bridge.”…
Of the 30,000 who arrived to that area of the border after Sept. 9, about 12,400 have been allowed to request asylum or another form of humanitarian protection, a process that typically means they are released from custody and allowed to remain in the United States while their claims are pending.
Mayorkas said about 2,000 migrants have been expelled to Haiti on a total of 17 flights organized by DHS. Six more flights were scheduled Friday.
About 8,000 migrants “decided to return to Mexico voluntarily,” he said.
Most of the 8,000 were part of those who arrived to the Del Rio camp, indicating more than half of the migrants who arrived there have returned to Mexico, according to a DHS official who was not authorized to speak to reporters.
The remaining 5,000 are being processed “to determine whether they will be expelled or placed in immigration removal proceedings,” he added….