The Biden administration is making a big show of the planes it supposedly is sending Haitian migrants back to Haiti on. But in fact, only about 500 Haitians have been sent back so far, while thousands more are being permitted to stay and told to show up for hearings down the road. Of course, they’ll keep the appointment!
Looks like the Haitians who made the trip here were right. They are going to get to stay. They understand the Biden White House a lot better than many Americans do.
According to the Associated Press:
Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.
Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands. The official, who has direct knowledge of operations, was not authorized to discuss the matter Tuesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, an outcome that requires less processing time from Border Patrol agents than ordering an appearance in immigration court and points to the speed at which authorities are moving, the official said.
The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations.