Wednesday, April 7, 2021

'Catch-and-bus' Spreading Biden Border-Surge Migrants Across U.S.; Thousands of Freed Border-Crossing Immigrants Are Dispersing Across America: Charters and Greyhound are delivering them where they want to go

AP Photo/Julio Cortez
'Catch-and-bus' spreading Biden border-surge migrants across U.S.:
The migrants from the Biden border surge are being nabbed along the Rio Grande, the Arizona deserts and the remoteness of New Mexico and southern California. But they’re not staying there.
Haitians and Cubans are fanning out to Florida, while Central Americans are surging into New York, California and the Washington, D.C., area.
One analyst called the mass movement of people “catch-and-bus,” a play on the Border Patrol’s newly revived policy of catch-and-release for tens of thousands of parents and children being nabbed at the border in recent weeks.
“Immediately overwhelmed and unwilling to return children with their parents, Biden’s DHS began handing out legal permission slips to pursue more permanent legal status later and put them on outward-bound buses,” wrote Todd Bensman, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, in a new account from the border in Del Rio, Texas.
He described his visit to a migrant assistance nonprofit, where newcomers were being dropped off by the Border Patrol and volunteers were scurrying to help the migrants wire home for money and buy bus tickets to destinations far afield. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo by Todd Bensman.
Catch-and-Bus: Thousands of Freed Border-Crossing Immigrants Are Dispersing Across America:
Charters and Greyhound are delivering them where they want to go
On a recent evening with the night ahead looking long, an idling charter bus parked on a lot prepared to disperse a new kind of import throughout the American landscape.
The bus and a small van nearby were packed with 60 or so mostly Haitian families fresh out of the Rio Grande from their illegal crossings.
After testing negative for Covid and other processing, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had given them legal documents and released them to a local nongovernmental organization, the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition, just blocks from the river in this south Texas border town.
For another day or so, coalition volunteers helped them arrange to wire in money for bus tickets and lodging in the cities to which the buses will take them. Like at least 20 other buses that had each carried 50 people in just the first three weeks of March, this one soon rumbled onto the long road from this Texas border town carrying happy, chattering passengers to new American lives in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in Florida, as well as Newark, N.J.
“They feel happy because they’re in the United States,” said Lorenzo Ortiz of the El Buen Samaritano Migrante church, who helps coordinate the daily bus rides from Del Rio to where the new immigrants say they want to go. “They want to get as soon as possible to their destination. They’re all going to apply for asylum. They’re all good people.” --->READ MORE HERE
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