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Haitian arrivals draw compassion, tension in Texas border town


Del Rio resident Josue Cordoba first noticed the swelling number of Haitian migrants during one of his many trips across the International Bridge, which connects the U.S. and Mexico, to see his girlfriend, a resident of Ciudad Acuna.

“We’ve been seeing people coming in, families coming in, babies coming in, and for the last six months I’ve been posting [about it] on my Facebook,” Cordoba, 49, said. “I’d give out water, Gatorade, whatever I’ve got, but I’m just one person.” 

While the camp underneath the International Bridge is empty as of Friday, the past week’s events in Del Rio offer a glimpse into what happens when migrants cross into border towns. 

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