The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new strategy to deal with a surge in migrants at the Del Rio, Texas, border with Mexico. Activities include, among other things, moving migrants to other processing locations; accelerating the pace of removal flights to Haiti and other destinations; reducing crowding and improving conditions for migrants on U.S. soil; and directing appropriate U.S. agencies to work with the Haitian and other regional governments to provide assistance and support to detainees.

The DHS announcement said, “The majority of migrants continue to be expelled under [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s] Title 42 authority. Those who cannot be expelled under Title 42 and do not have a legal basis to remain will be placed in expedited removal proceedings. DHS is conducting regular expulsion and removal flights to Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador, and Northern Triangle countries [El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras].”

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