We are following developments in Haiti. Reports coming in from the island nation say that around 3,500 migrants from Haiti who were detained after illegally attempting to enter the United States via Mexico are now being released into the United States.
According to the Haitian authorities, which first revealed details on Facebook, the migrants, primarily from Haiti’s impoverished countryside, are being allowed to stay temporarily in Miami, TX.
The huge influx of people trying to escape the harsh conditions in Haiti continues after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The US government has been cautious in accepting Haitian migrants over fears of overloading US immigrant facilities.
However, the Haitian government says thousands of migrants are still in secluded enclaves in Mexico after having tried to enter the United States, but authorities have been unable to contact them because of a widespread fear on the part of the migrants that the Mexican authorities will, once again, try to send them back to Haiti.