Haitian migrants get off an aiport bus after U.S. authorities flew them out of a Texas border city where thousands of mostly Haitians had gathered under a bridge after crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 20, 2021.
REUTERS/Ralph Tedy ErolWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The United States has moved about 4,000 Haitian migrants from a camp in Del Rio, Texas, where mistreatment was recorded, and more were expected to leave on four flights on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
"We are moving more migrants very quickly to other processing centers so that we can ensure their security and safety and the security and safety of the community," Mayorkas said in an interview with CNN.
Hundreds of Haitians returned to Mexico from the sprawling migrant camp across the border in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday, fearing expulsion to their homeland as U.S. authorities organized flights back to Haiti.
The White House criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas.
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