Under the Biden Administration, large government-contracted buses drop off families twice a day at a gas station on a busy commercial road in the middle of town.
- The buses come from processing centers throughout the region where migrants who have been waiting for days under the Del Rio-Acuna International Bridge are transported and processed into the system. From there, they are either released into the U.S. if they make a credible claim of fear returning to their home country or flown back to their country of origin.
- Greyhound buses arrive at this gas station at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. The buses take passengers directly to San Antonio, Texas, roughly two and a half hours away.
- On-site support assists migrants on buses from the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition. Two volunteers were present at the Stripes gas station Wednesday evening.
- The Greyhound bus pulled in at 5:35 p.m., and a white boarded-up school bus pulled in several minutes later with detainees onboard — moments away from being out of federal custody. Just over a dozen people stepped off the white bus and walked across the lot to board the commercial vehicle.
- Two days earlier, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters at a press conference at the bridge that “individuals and families are subject to border restrictions, including expulsion.”