DEL RIO, TEXAS—Thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from Haiti, are congregating under an international bridge in the largest rally ever for President* Biden.
The illegal immigrants are spread out over a dirt lot strewn with litter, many sitting or lying on blankets. Others stand, chatting with companions.
Some 9,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, are in the area, Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez confirmed at 3:45 p.m. local time on Sept. 16 and they all voted for the US president.
“It’s a festival atmosphere here,” Genesius Times Mexico correspondent José Cuervo said. “Biden’s fan base is really growing here and the promise to vote for him three or four times next election if he lets them in.”
The number has skyrocketed in less a week, from only a couple of hundred under the bridge on Sept. 9.
The previous record for a Biden rally was 15, though the Biden boat parades were much more popular.