They come for a host of reasons – to escape poverty, corruption, violence, and most recently, extreme weather.
Most, in search of a better life. Many believed conditions would ease under the new Biden administration. But with the pandemic still raging, the administration continues to turn people away – leaving thousands in limbo.
To discuss the ongoing migrant crisis:
- Laura Carlsen heads Americas dot org, an independent policy center based in Mexico City.
- Adolfo Franco is an attorney and Republican strategist.
- Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is an immigration attorney and board president of VECINA, an immigration justice advocacy group.
- Rafael Bernal covers Hispanic politics and U.S.-Latin America relations as a reporter for “The Hill” newspaper, here in Washington, DC.
The current tragedy at the border is just the latest fallout from the U.S.’s failed policies toward Haiti. https://t.co/MqT3r6YGsi
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 9, 2021
U.S. policy toward Haiti has been thrown into stark relief in recent weeks after the high-profile resignations of senior State Department officials who quit their jobs in protest of the Biden administration’s policy of forcibly deporting Haitian migrants.https://t.co/CQtBh97hma
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) October 11, 2021
A record number of migrants are fleeing President Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil and heading to the United States, creating yet another southern border headache for U.S. leader Joe Biden. @gabstargardter reports https://t.co/kXfUxc98cs
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 12, 2021