Border Patrol has begun removing 14,800 migrants from a squalid camp set up underneath a Texas frontier bridge with the help of hundreds of cops and soldiers.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show buses leaving the site and heading towards San Antonio, Texas, accompanied by CBP cars.
Other pictures show one of the migrants being treated for an injury after being caught in the crush and police convoys arriving to provide extra security.
The removal operation began at 1pm local time when access to the migrant camp was shut down and hundreds of Texas Highway Patrol cars began arriving.
Crews from the Del Rio Fire Department were also seen pulling up, as was a convoy of CBP trucks – among them one that was towing a trailer with horses inside.
One of the local sheriffs told DailyMail.com that the heavy police presence was to deter would-be migrants angry about being deported back to Haiti.
He said: ‘Border Patrol are delivering the news to the Haitians that they’re going to be deported.
Cops are seen at a US border crossing in Del Rio, Texas, Saturday as CBP agents prepared to remove thousands of migrants - many of them from Haiti - before deporting them home
Buses like this one were used to collect the migrants, with police present to maintain calm after the Biden administration announced it would be deporting people from Haiti back to their home country
This bus was flanked by a police escort, with up to 15,000 migrants staying under a bridge in Del Rio, despite the squalid conditions they faced
A second bus was seen at the gates of the border facility Saturday as officials prepared to move migrants gathered there
A row of Texas State Troopers' SUVs were present at the border area for Saturday's removal operation
A woman was seen being given medical attention as border patrol agents prepared to remove her
She was lifted onto a stretcher, before being put into am ambulance
Many of those seen by DailyMail.com on Saturday did not have shoes, and this woman appears to have suffered an injury to her right foot
The Del Rio International Bridge was closed off on Saturday after it became overrun with migrants crossing into the US from Mexico
‘They’re breaking the news about the flights – they’re letting them know now. That’s why all these guys are here.’
As he spoke, a police chopper could be seen circling overhead and a stream of white buses began leaving, escorted by law enforcement.
One elderly refugee appeared to have been hurt in the crush and was seen being treated by medics on the side of the road.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, 400 CBP officers are on the scene to process the migrants and added that 2,000 have already been removed.
A source at Del Rio International Airport said some of the 2,000 have already been deported through the airport, with flights departing at 6am and 2.15pm on Saturday.
The source added that many of the migrants were traveling without shoes.
The removal operation began hours after the Biden administration announced it planned to speed up deportation flights to Haiti – eventually increasing them to eight per day.
Flights into the country had been temporarily paused following last month’s earthquake which killed 2,248 people and destroyed 136,000 buildings.
Some of the flights are scheduled to leave from San Antonio, 150 miles from Del Rio, while at least two per day will take off from Del Rio International Airport.
The international bridge between Del Rio and neighboring Ciudad Acuna has been closed since Friday in a bid to try to stop the Haitian migrants flooding into the town.
Locals said they were frustrated by the situation, with one local business owner telling DailyMail.com that he could be forced to close if the situation continues.
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