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There are many reasons why these immigrants left home, but hopes for the future of the United States are universal.
Del Rio, Texas — 10-year-old Reina and her dad traveled from Chile for a month and a half, and another six days under the Del Rio bridge.
“They aren’t very good (state),” she told KENS 5 in Spanish, “because you have to live on the floor and bugs can bite you.”
Reina said she became friends under the bridge. Her dad’s reassurance that they were about to leave helped.
“He told me to calm down and leave soon,” she said.
Reina’s dad, Pedro Fijim, said he didn’t understand why his small family came to stay in the United States while others were deported.
“There is no difference between us,” he said. “Because we left for the same reason, but I’m sorry if they deported someone because it was a government decision.”
The family is originally from Haiti. When they left home for Chile, Reina said she was five years old.
Hundreds of Haitian migrants and people from other countries, including Cuba, Venezuela and the African Continent, slowly Barberde Border Humanitarian Union, A group of local citizens and institutions that help refugees reach their destinations.
In the way it works, the ICE or border guard will drop migrants released in the coalition. And it fascinated further transportation.
This week means a large charter bus goes in and out of the parking lot on the way to Houston, which is backed by a nonprofit organization. According to the organizers, immigrants from Houston will be taken to George Bush International Airport to their next destination, family and friends in the United States.
“We do not buy their tickets,” said Rev. Shon Young, president of the Barberde Humanitarian Union and deputy minister of the Del Rio City Church. “Most of them have money in their pockets, and they’re willing to pay that little fee, at least to go to San Antonio, Houston, and wherever we have a choice. There are far more options than Del Rio, so we want to take them to a major hub. “
A few days after the border guards reported about 15,000 Haitian migrants under the Del Rio bridge, the coalition has seen a tremendous number this week.
The number of people under the bridge is declining as border guards are driving people to the processing site. Part of the group has been deported to Haiti by the US government. Some, like Reina and her dad, were released to the coalition in Del Rio. It is estimated to have helped more than 1,000 migrants between Monday and Wednesday this week.
During August, the Barberde Border Human Rights Coalition said it supported 3,649 migrants.
“We are wonderful Overflowing support from the community Throughout Texas throughout the country, “said Rev. Shon. “With many people who are interested in what is happening I want to volunteer But they can. “
There are various reasons for immigrants to leave their homes. But hopes for the future of the United States are universal.
“Very, very happy,” Labiatu Yunusa told us with a big smile under the mask. “I am very happy to be in this country and be free.”
Pedro and Reina are heading to their relatives in Miami.
KENS asked Del Rio’s DHS and border guards about the number of Haitian migrants released from under the bridge. We are still waiting for an answer.
He also called for clarification of which criteria will be used to determine who will stay in the United States and who will be deported or deported.
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