US Begins Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas
On Sunday, the United States began its campaign to fly Haitian migrants out of Texas and back to their homeland. The campaign will be one of the largest expulsions of migrants or refugees in several decades.
Although Haitian citizens have been migrating to the US for several years, the numbers have recently escalated as Haitians flee a country that has been devastated by earthquakes and has grown to become more and more unstable and dangerous, especially after the recent assassination of Haitian President Moise.
The United States and Mexico have both tightened their borders and Mexico has said it will begin a campaign to return Haitians to their country as well.
As of Friday, 3,300 migrants have been removed from a Texas camp to planes or detention centers.
Photo Source: US Coast Guard