Border city tidies up for Biden visit — RT World News

El Paso has cleared several migrant camps as it prepares to welcome the president

After weeks of being stuck with illegal immigrants flooding the southern US border amid the US immigration crisis, El Paso, Texas, is reportedly clearing migrants from the streets and clean up their downtown areas as the city prepares to host President Joe Biden’s visit.

With the president expected to arrive on Sunday, the El Paso administration has dismantling major migrant camps in recent days, including those near the downtown bus station and Sacred Heart Church. Hundreds of migrants are believed to have been sent back the Rio Grande River into Juarez, Mexico City across the border from El Paso.

Buses carrying mostly Venezuelan migrants are seen crossing a bridge downtown to Juarez, New York Post Written on Saturday. Police are said to have escorted dozens more migrants to the pedestrian crossing.

US Representative Mayra Flores, a Texas Republican who last year became the first woman of Mexican descent elected to Congress, hinted that a cleanup was being done for Biden’s visit.

“Why not show him what our border community and law enforcement officials are dealing with every day,” Flores speak. Thousands of migrants have flocked to El Paso in recent weeks, reflecting the border crisis that has flared up since Biden took office in January 2021. The president report hasn’t been to the southern U.S. border since being brought to a campaign event in New Mexico from El Paso airport in 2008.

El Paso, located in the southwest corner of Texas, is so overcrowded that videos posted on social media show dozens of migrants sleeping on the city’s airport floor with Union blankets. Red Cross. The Democratic Mayor of El Paso, Oscar Leeser, declared a state of emergency last month and even suggested in a CNN interview that the United Nations should step in to help resolve the crisis. humanitarian.

Illegal alien border crossings rose to an all-time high of 2.76 million in the last government financial year, which ended September 30. The Union of Border Patrol officers US says cleaning up El Paso for Biden will make the city look like “Nothing out of the ordinary ever happened there.” The group added, “We suggested landing in Des Moines, Iowa, and told him it was El Paso. He will never know the difference.”


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