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What happened in Del Rio, Texas? A timeline of stories on the Haitian migrant situation – El Paso Times

Thousands of Haitian migrants sought asylum in the United States, leading to about 14,000 at the U.S.-Mexico in Del Rio, Texas. 
The migrants, which included families with children, waited outdoors for days or weeks without adequate shelter, food or potable water. The situation caused national political uproar from the left over the treatment of Black migrants and from the right over the number of migrants seeking entry into the U.S. 
Here is a timeline of how the Haitian migrant crisis developed.
‘Never did I face a struggle like that’:Haitian migrant escapes Del Rio border crisis
Sept. 18, 2021: Del Rio Port of Entry remains closed Saturday morning
Sept. 18, 2021: ‘We hope the US can help us’: Haitian migrants in Texas wait on border, seeking asylum
Sept. 19, 2021: Haitian migrants wait on border while officials prepare ‘expedited removals’
Spet. 20, 2021: Facing possible expulsion to Haiti, some migrants leave Del Rio, Texas, encampment
Sept. 20, 2021: 600 more agents sent to Texas border amid Haitian migrant crisis: What we know
Sept. 20, 2021: Homeland Security expels hundreds of Haitian migrants to Haiti
Sept. 20, 2021: See drone footage, satellite images showing thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at Del Rio border
Sept. 20, 2021: Live updates on Del Rio migrants situation
Sept. 21, 2021: Mexican agencies round up Haitian migrants in border city
Sept. 21, 2021: Gov. Abbott blames Biden administration’s ‘open border’ policy for Del Rio migrant situation
Sept. 22, 2021: ‘We just run’: Raids, arrests of Haitian migrants continue in Mexico, some admonish treatment
Sept. 22, 2021: Wait, hope, survive: A view inside the migrant camp in Del Rio, Texas
Timeline continues below.
Sept. 22, 2021: Live updates from Del Rio, Texas: Mexico crackdown continues
Sept. 23, 2021: Border Patrol suspends horse patrols, advocates call for end of expulsions
Sept. 23, 2021: ‘It could happen to us’: How Acuña families are helping Haitian migrants in need
Sept. 23, 2021: Human rights advocates march in Downtown El Paso in support of Haitian asylum-seekers
Sept. 24, 2021: ‘I can’t live like this’: Haitian migrants run out of options, flee camp in Mexico
Sept. 25, 2021: ‘You are free, you are home’: Haitian migrants to be offered residency, permits by Mexico
Sept. 25, 2021: El Paso Times journalists’ video shows confrontations between Border Patrol agents, Haitian migrants
Sept. 27, 2021: El Paso shelters receive hundreds of Haitian migrant families
Nov. 16, 2021: DHS inspector general declines inquiry into mounted agents at border

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