A three year old boy died after his family attempted to cross the border The US border along the Rio Grande reported this Thursday to the AFP a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
“(The Marine Tactical Unit) received information about a child swept away by the current of the Rio Bravo as he attempted to cross the river with his family north of the sea barrier at Eagle Pass.
“The agents located a three-year-old boy and They transported him to the shore“ but he was pronounced dead at the hospital where medical staff took him.”
the spokesperson said in an email.
On Tuesday, the mayor of the town of Eagle Pass, Texas, which borders Piedras Negras, Mexico, one of the stretches through which migrants cross the border, issued an emergency declaration due to a “sharp” increase in migrants.
According to the latest official information, the border patrol intercepted at the border Mexico increased to 132,652 migrants in July, compared to 99,545 in June.
This is what several US media claim, citing anonymous government sources Several thousand have been entering recently daily.
Given this situation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this Wednesday that will send 800 military personnel to active duty in addition “to support logistics and other functions at the border”.
To date, the Department of Defense supports DHS with 2,500 permanent National Guard troops.
Additionally, according to DHS, at the border There are 24,000 CBP agents and officers and more than 2,600 contracted non-uniform officers.
The American President, Democrat Joe Biden, candidate for a second term in 2024, blames Congress for the immigration crisis Disagreement about reform Integral.
On May 12, the government repealed a public health order called Title 42 allowed to block almost all migrants who entered the country without the documents required for entry.
At the same time, new entry regulations were introduced which in practice restrict access to asylum, e.g Force migrants to make an appointment via a mobile phone application or for processing in the countries through which they travel.
Since May 12, the United States has expelled or More than 253,000 people returned to 152 countries many of them Latin Americans, according to official figures.