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Axios reporter Jonathan Swann told this week’s “Granthshala News Sunday” panel that drug traffickers and cartels are using the Biden administration’s open-door immigration policies to persuade more immigrants to cross the border into the United States.

Swann blames Biden’s poor immigration strategy for the “unprecedented” influx of Haitian immigrants who have made their way across the US southern border and into Del Rio, Texas Last week.

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“When you overlay a global pandemic with Haiti, the earthquake and leader killing, the economic crisis in the region – and it is only going to get worse…. Some of it is based on the policies of the Biden administration and the use of it by smugglers. The message to the people of the area is ‘Come up, come up,'” said Hans.

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About 16,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, were camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, last month. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Meyercas said at the time that 30,000 people had been confronted in Del Rio since September 9 and 15,000 were concentrated there at one time.

About 12,400 individuals were reportedly released in the US and their cases are expected to be heard by an immigration judge to decide whether they will be allowed to remain in the US.

Another 8,000 have opted to return to Mexico, while an estimated 5,000 migrants are being processed by DHS, which will determine whether they will be deported or placed in an immigration processing centre, Meyerkas said.

Swann said that since the scale of the crisis has become “so overwhelming”, the solution must be “regional”.

“Obviously there’s going to be enforcement from the US,” he told host Chris Wallace, “but he’s going to have to get cooperation from other people in the region because the scale of the problem has gotten so big.”