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    In late September, the small town of Del Rio, Texas, made national headlines when a caravan of 15,000 Haitian migrants reached the southern border. The Washington Examiner reported earlier in October that Texas is preparing for 60,000 Haitian migrants to arrive at the southern border as a caravan. Haitian migrants have already started crossing illegally into Yuma, Arizona, at a...
    Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Miami, on February 20, 2021, demanding that the Biden administration cease deporting Haitian immigrants back to Haiti. by Jennifer Chowdhury This story was originally published at Prism. On Sunday, the Biden administration began its latest round of deportations—this time involving Haitian immigrants in South Texas—and immigrant rights...
    Suspected members of a cartel were caught on video firing multiple rounds of bullets from Mexico next to the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas Thursday. The footage was captured by a reporter amid reports that Texas National Guard members have seen cartel gunfights increase near the border recently.  Fox's Bill Melugin, who claimed to have seen everything, added that...
    The White House is tracking nearly 20,000 Haitian nationals in Necocli, Colombia, while urging stepped-up efforts in the region to control the flow of migrants heading toward the United States. The group “is forming a human bottleneck ... even bigger than some of the recent migrant logjams on the U.S.-Mexico border,” a senior administration official said Thursday. Necocli, a small...
    Former President Donald Trump found himself at the center of a brutal Twitter storm after his offensive remarks about Haitian migrants. On Thursday, October 7, Trump appeared on Fox News with primetime host Sean Hannity where he suggested Haitian asylum seekers "probably have AIDS." During their discussion about immigration Hannity insisted he supports "legal immigration" but also pondered the idea...
    President Donald Trump ranted about the idea of bringing Haitian migrants into the U.S. because “many of those people will probably have AIDS.” Sean Hannity asked Trump Thursday night to contrast his immigration policy with President Joe Biden’s. He effusively praised Trump for the “beautiful wall… with a big door in it” he talked about on the campaign trail. Hannity...
    Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning cartels and the U.S. heroin epidemic, on Capitol Hill, May 26, 2016, in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | Getty Images A former senior State Department official who oversaw the Biden administration's Haiti policy said he resigned last month after learning about the deportation of Haitian migrants on the news.  Daniel...
    President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security was made aware in July of the thousands of Haitian migrants headed to the southern border, but refused to act, according to a report.  "Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis all had information as far back as July that indicated that large...
    Exclusive footage from the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura shows Haitian migrants crossing into the U.S. illegally through a new route in Yuma, Arizona. Haitians on the Mexican side can be seen getting out of cars and crossing through an area known as “The Gap” where there is an opening in the border wall between Arizona and Mexico. The Yuma sector...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent another planeload of Haitian migrants back to their homeland Wednesday on a flight carrying 129 people to Port au Prince. Unlike the first repatriation flight in late September, Mexico did not specify that all those aboard Wednesday’s flight were returning voluntarily, and some appear to have been escorted up the steps to the...
    One Haitian migrant speaking to Global News confirmed much of what Ramirez claimed. "We the Haitians travel by foot, we fight against everything to get here, we spend a lot of money," said Maria Sola Saint Forth, translated from Spanish. "We are asking the government to help us, to give us (asylum) papers, because if some of...
    A joint operation between Chilean authorities and Interpol has led to the dismantling of an international people smuggling ring that ferried at least 1,000 Haitian migrants from Chile towards Mexico and the United States. Law enforcement agents arrested nine alleged members of the ring in the northern town of Arica on September 29, Interpol said in a statement Monday. The...
    Around 60,000 Haitian migrants could overwhelm border officials in Texas, state leadership said, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday. Texas law enforcement officials are reportedly preparing for over 60,000 migrants to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., according to the Washington Examiner. Thousands of Texas National Guard troops and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials were sent to assist...
    The White House says it's helping Texas officials prepare for an incoming surge of an estimated 60,000 Haitian migrants. "As you can imagine, we're working with the leaders in the region on this issue of migrants coming to the border, but we do have a system in place that we're going to continue to follow," White House deputy press secretary...
    AUSTIN, Texas — State officials are bracing for what could be the largest surge of migrants ever to attempt to enter the country illegally from Mexico, weeks after thousands of Haitians did so. While border security falls under the federal government's responsibility, the Biden administration has significantly reined in the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This has resulted...
    Haitian migrants overwhelmed the border in recent weeks, with 15,000 camped out under the Del Rio Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, at one point. To those seeking refuge in the U.S., any hardships they’re facing are better than where they’re coming from. “Right now I am very well because here they help us well,” a 27-year-old Haitian migrant told reporter...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Haiti’s top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council on Monday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and law enforcement institutions in the crisis-wracked country. “It’s vital to take account of the new realities that the country is facing and that the mandate...
    A second official within the Biden administration has resigned amid controversy over the handling of Haitian migrants flooding to the southern border. Harold Koh, the only political appointee on the State Department’s legal team and a former longtime advisor to President Barack Obama’s State Department, announced he was resigning and panned the Biden administration in a memo circulated on Oct....
    The Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura interviewed Del Rio, Texas, residents about how the Biden administration has handled the increase of migrants crossing the southern border. “We don’t have food to give them. We either feed them or we feed us. It’s ridiculous for the federal government to think that we’re picking up the slack with our taxpayer money,” Bea Vallejo,...
    (CNN)The parallel was striking.Images from the banks of the Rio Grande last week depicted US Border Patrol agents on horseback, swinging long reins, as they attempted to round up Haitian migrants who sought refuge at the border. One agent could be heard in a video yelling insults at the migrants. The scenes evoked a darker era of the nation's history...
    Two senior U.S. diplomats met face to face with leaders in Haiti this week as the Biden administration looks to stabilize its approach to the island nation and calm pressures from home. Brian Nichols, President Joe Biden’s newly confirmed assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, and Juan Gonzalez, National Security Council senior director, arrived in Port-au-Prince Thursday after...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A top U.S. official on Friday apologized for how Haitian migrants were treated along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it’s not how border officials or the Department of Homeland Security behave. The comments from Juan Gonzalez, the U.S. National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere, came during a two-day official visit to Haiti to talk with...
    Mexican officials are concerned that more than 125,000 Haitian migrants are expected to be in their country by the end of 2021 with the majority trying to reach the U.S. border. However, the figure could be much higher due to migrants who enter Mexico without notifying authorities. The concerns expressed by officials range from law enforcement to humanitarian and sanitary...
    Val Verde, Texas County Commissioner Beau Nettleton said Friday that Border Patrol agents are "tied up" processing large groups of Haitian and Venezuelan migrants and therefore cannot focus on human and drug traffickers entering the U.S. BORDER PATROL AGENTS MUST BE VACCINATED BY NOV OR FACE BEING FIRED: WHISTLEBLOWER BEAU NETTLETON: Well, you have two different sets of groups. You...
    President Joe Biden’s immigration authorities have repatriated over 5,000 Haitian migrants aboard 50 removal flights since September 19, a United Nations entity revealed Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began to ramp up the pace of deportation flights to Haiti on September 19 in response to the thousands of predominantly Haitian migrants who settled at a makeshift camp near...
    Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S., who returned to the Mexican side of the border to avoid deportation, stand in a line for a food distribution by local church group in makeshift migrant camp in Braulio Fernandez Ecological Park in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, September 22, 2021.Go Nakamura | Reuters Four United Nations agencies on Thursday called on countries to refrain...
    Panama’s foreign minister warns that as many as 60,000 Haitian migrants are likely headed to the U.S. after passing through her country. The new wave of Haitians follows the release by the Biden Administration of thousands from the Del Rio brdige camp crisis earlier this month. Panama Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes told Axios as many as 60,000 Haitian migrants are...
    Mexican officials estimate more than 40,000 Haitian migrants are currently in that country trying to find a way to reach the U.S. border. A small fraction are trying to get documents to stay in Mexico. Breitbart Texas met with high-level officials who revealed there are serious concerns in Mexico City about the large number of migrants in country with more...
    Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes told Axios that Panama warned the Biden administration months in advance about a surge of Haitian migrants headed toward the southern border. Mouynes also said Wednesday that another wave of migrants from Haiti, this one numbering as many as 60,000, is currently headed toward the United States. Panamanian government estimates provided to Axios reportedly showed...
    Nearly 30,000 Haitian migrants have already made their way over the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, but Panama's foreign minister says far more are on their way – and she has been sounding the alarm for months. In a new interview with Axios, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes said that since the beginning of 2021 more than 85,000 Haitians have crossed...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A crowd of people gathered outside City Hall tonight slamming the treatment of Haitians at the US southern border. This comes as 1,400 Haitians were sent back home to their country — the US expelling them without even granting them a chance to seek asylum. READ MORE: Dedicated Ravens Fan Commemorates Season Wins With TattoosOutside City Hall...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Sep 28 at 9:16pm EDT by THE CITY. Driven by images of immigration agents on horseback chasing asylum seekers, Brooklyn Councilmember Farah Louis and Council hopeful Rita Joseph gave comfort — and supplies — to migrants. Louis called the trip a “mission that God gave me.” When City Councilmember Farah Louis and...
    A slim majority of Americans believe that President Joe Biden's immigration and border policies are worse than those under former President Donald Trump, according to a Wednesday poll. Fifty-one per cent of voters said, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll, that Trump's policies were better as a large number of mostly Haitian migrants were recently released into the U.S. after...
    President Joe Biden has not apologized to border patrol officials after he accused them of hitting Haitian migrants with straps as they worked to secure the border while riding horses. “It was horrible to see what you saw, to see people treated like they did,” Biden said last week. “Horses running them over, people being strapped. It’s outrageous. I promise...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico began flying Haitian migrants back to their homeland Wednesday, sending 70 people to Port au Prince. The first flight took off from the Villahermosa airport in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco with 41 men, 16 women and 13 minors aboard. The United States is also returning migrants on flights to the Haitian capital....
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) â The encampment of mostly Haitian migrants underneath the international bridge in Del Rio, was completely cleared by border officials. The migrants entered the U.S. illegally and set up the campsite on American soil waiting to be arrested by border patrol agents so they could claim asylum. At its peak there were just over 15,000 people living there...
    Former President Barack Obama called the Haitian migrant situation at the southern border 'heartbreaking' and a 'painful reminder' of the immigration reform that eluded his presidency.  He said he believes comprehensive reform is needed to fix 'a system that, overall, is dysfunctional.'   ABC News' Robin Roberts talked to him on Good Morning America about a number of political issues, including...
    Former President Barack Obama described the idea of having open borders as "unsustainable" and called for a reform of the immigration system in the United States. In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America, Obama explained that while immigration reform is a "tough issue" to deal with because Americans tend to want to "help others," fixing the system is...
    Border Patrol agents feel they have been "thrown under the bus" by the Biden administration with its response to photos of them on horseback pursuing Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, according to a top union official. National Border Patrol Council Vice President Jon Anfinsen told Fox News this sentiment by agents extends across "all levels of management," including...
    A Haitian migrant who is one of the thousands trudging northward from South America told Fox News on Monday he will never return to his home country and that he is hoping to find a job in the United States once he finishes his 1,500 mile journey. The migrant, who gave his name as Stevenson to Fox News correspondent Griff...
    The New York Times issued a correction after claiming that border patrol agents were whipping Haitian migrants with horse reins. The original article, which was published Friday, covered President Joe Biden’s comments that border patrol officers accused of mistreating Haitian migrants would “pay” for their actions. “The images of agents on horseback chasing, and in some cases using the reins...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – No migrants remain at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people, most of them Haitians, had converged seeking asylum, local and federal officials said. The border crossing in Del Rio, Texas was partially opened Saturday afternoon for trade and travel operations, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a statement. Cargo traffic was set to reopen...
    Faith-based groups — many of them longtime advocates for a more welcoming immigration policy — have been scrambling to keep up with fast-paced developments in the Haitian migrant crisis, trying to assist those in need while assailing the harsh Border Patrol tactics employed against them. Before thousands of Haitian migrants dispersed last week from a camp in the border city...
    Former ICE Director Tom Homan accused Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of misleading the public after the Biden official finally said 12,000 Haitian migrants have been released into the U.S.  'It's much more than that and he knows that,' Homan said. In an interview with Fox on Monday morning, the Trump-era immigration official said Mayorkas knowingly underestimated the number of migrants...
    Critics ripped Axios on Sunday after the outlet deleted a tweet referring to Border Patrol agents as "whipping at" Haitian migrants attempting to cross from Mexico into the U.S. at the Southern border.  "We deleted a previous tweet that referred to Border Patrol agents as whipping at Haitian migrants. The story has been updated to include comments from some journalists...
    Former acting ICE director Tom Homan slammed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during an interview on "Fox & Friends First" on Monday, saying he's "misleading" the public on information he revealed surrounding the crisis at the southern border.  "When you say 12,000 are in immigration proceedings, they are not," said Homan. "That's what the secretary leads you to...
    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After being partially reopened Saturday, the Texas border crossing where thousands of Haitian migrants converged in recent weeks is expected to open for all cargo traffic on Monday at 8:00 a.m. Federal and local officials said no migrants remained at the makeshift encampment as of Friday, after some of the nearly 15,000 people were expelled...
    Haitian migrants in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, the town directly across Del Rio, cross the Rio Grande river to bring supplies like food, water and medicine to Haitian migrants on the American side. The town of Del Rio has been impacted by the 15,000 Haitian migrants who arrived as part of a caravan on American soil last week. As of Friday...
    Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas admitted on “Fox News Sunday” that nearly all of the Haitian migrants who have been apprehended illegally crossing the Southern border in recent weeks have been released into the country. Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted Sunday, “Mayorkas admits that 12,000+ Haitian illegal immigrants were released into the US from Del Rio. They...