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On June 17, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security was warned of the vulnerabilities the Del Rio International Bridge posed to the Border Patrol’s regulation enforcement operations. It was advisable that DHS instantly take care of the issue by organising a quick lived out of doorways processing website online (TOPS) as had been executed beforehand beneath related circumstances contained in the Rio Grande Valley on the Anzalduas Bridge.  

Instead of following sound recommendation, which may have prevented the present catastrophe, DHS ignored the suggestion, leaving the regulation enforcement group to deal with the outcomes of their poor decisions.  

On Thursday, teams primarily consisting of Haitian nationals started crossing the border illegally on the Del Rio International Bridge in numbers that overwhelmed the Border Patrol.  

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Border Patrol brokers labored all through the clock, however as a result of of this of DHS failed to present easy property, the unlawful border crossers couldn’t be processed as quick as they’d been coming into, they usually shortly started stacking up beneath the bridge.  

For each 1,000 folks the Border Patrol was ready to course of, one totally different 5,000 entered. In a matter of three quick days the quantity of unlawful border crossers went from 4,000 to precisely 14,748 at 3:48 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. And slightly extra continued arriving.