Immigration

Child immigrants sleep on US streets as border braces for fresh migrant wave

By New York Post

Soon after entering the US, two-year-old Jocelyn and her parents laid down on the streets of Del Rio, Texas and slept.

The Post witnessed three immigrant children bunking down outdoors Thursday, including Jocelyn — a taste of what aid groups fear will be a massive humanitarian crisis once the Biden administration lifts the Title 42 health authority, which allowed summary expulsions of migrants, on May 23.

Jocelyn and her family, who traveled for 23 days from Nicaragua, had been waiting outside a Stripes gas station that doubles as the Greyhound bus pickup spot in Del Rio. They hoped to catch a bus to San Antonio after being released from Border Patrol custody, but there wasn’t enough space.

“After facing so much danger to get here, sleeping on the floor doesn’t seem too bad,” said the girl’s father, who did not wish to be identified. “It’s harder for the children.”

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