Haiti: The United States declared to sent back thousands of Haitian migrants back to their home country. Over 320 migrants have transported bac via three flights on Sunday, while six more flights are expected to take off for Haiti on 21 September 2021.
The United States is planning to organise seven flights daily from 22 September 2021, four to Port-au-Prince and three to Cap-Haitien, as per the US authorities.
Haitian migrants in tens of thousands camped in a Texas border town. The United States government is likely to expel many of the 12,000 migrants camped around a bridge in – Del Rio, Texas, after crossing from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. This could be the biggest expulsion of America in history.
When the border was sealed on Sunday, the migrants originally found other ways to cross nearby until they were confronted by federal and state law enforcement. The Border Patrol agents on horseback and Texas law enforcement officials were stopping the migrants.
While the Haitians were crossing the river, many were carrying food boxes with them, and the agents were yelling at the migrants, stopping them.
Besides this, on 19 September 2021, Mexico has also announced to send back the Haitian migrants from the country. One of the government officials cited that, “Flights will be from towns near the US border and the border with Guatemala, where the largest group remains.”
One of the Haitian migrants asserted, “In Haiti, there is no security. The country is in a political crisis.”
People from Haiti are coming in large numbers to the US from previous several years. The current situation of the island country has forced the citizens to migrate.
Haiti is currently battling with political instability, COVID-19 outbreak, gang violence, and various other crisis. Recently, the President of the Caribbean island – Jovenel Moise, was assassinated at his residence on 7 July 2021 that has increased the political turmoil in the nation.
The situation has been worsened by the 7.2 magnitudes of the earthquake that hit the island on 14 August 2021, leaving thousands of people homeless, destroying more than 53,000 buildings, including – schools, churches, homes and other infrastructure, killing over 2,200 people.