Alejandro Mayorkas, the highest of the Department of Homeland Security, warned Haitian migrants in course of creating an attempt a voyage to the US as additional 12,000 migrants have been camped spherical a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

“We are very concerned that Haitians that are taking the irregular migration path are receiving misinformation—that the border is open or that Temporary Protected Status is available to them despite the fact they are arriving long after the date that presents the deadline for TPS eligibility,” Mayorkas instructed journalists all by way of a convention title, the Miami Herald reported. “This is not the best way by which whereby to come to the United States.”

Bruno Lozano, the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, estimated that there have been bigger than 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers at a border location. The U.S. goals to expel numerous the migrants camped spherical a bridge in Del Rio, a report acknowledged.

Starting Wednesday, there’ll doable be seven expulsion flights day-to-day to Port-au-Prince and to Cap-Haitien, the Associated Press reported, citing a U.S. official who was not authorised to communicate with regard to the matter publicly. Flights will proceed to depart from San Antonio however authorities could add El Paso, the official acknowledged. DHS did not instantly reply to an after-hours e-mail from Fox News.

Mondesir Sirilien, a returned migrant, instructed Reuters that he spent about $15,000 to go away Haiti for the U.S.

“I could have invested that money here, I could have built a great business. It’s not like we don’t know how to do things,” he acknowledged. “But we’re not respected, we’re humiliated and now we don’t have anyone to defend us.”

The Herald’s report acknowledged that Mayorkas reminded Haitians that solely these residing contained in the U.S. earlier than July 29 are eligible for TPS.

TPS protects nationals of designated worldwide areas dwelling contained in the U.S. from potential deportation within the occasion that they are eligible and in addition to permits them to apply for work permits, in addition to to giving them the liberty to journey.

DHS cited the nation’s current political disaster, in addition to to an financial state of affairs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of the 2010 earthquake as causes for the short-term designation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report