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US to send back Haiti refugees at Texas border

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Del Rio (USA), Sep 19 (AP) The United States is planning to repatriate refugees who left Haiti and crossed the Texas border because of poverty, hunger and desperation.

Thousands of people remained stuck in the city of Del Rio on the Texas border on Saturday after crossing the Mexican border. They went to Mexico again on Saturday afternoon to buy water, food and diapers and came back.

“We are looking for a better life,” said Junior Jean, 32, of Haiti. . A statement also said that 400 agents and officers would be present in the area by Monday morning and more agents would be sent if needed.

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The announcement was made after the sudden arrival of Haitian citizens in Del Rio. A US official said that the US will send refugees out of the country by five to eight flights a day. These flights will start from Sunday while another official said that everyone will be tested for Kovid-19. An official said the number of flights would depend on how many people Haiti wanted to bring back.

Meanwhile, Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry tweeted on Sunday that he was concerned about the condition of the camps at the border and that the refugees would be welcomed back.

AP Ashish Subhash

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