Photos capture desperation as Haitian migrants hope for asylum at Texas border
More than 14,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum have converged at a temporary camp at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas who made the long, dangerous trek to try to get into the United States are now being sent back to their homeland, even though many fled the Caribbean nation years ago. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Sunday began deportation flights to Haiti as the number of migrants on the border swelled to more than 14,000.
Immigration authorities in Del Rio have been scrambling to contend with thousands of predominantly Haitian migrants who have arrived on the border over the past week seeking asylum. The first flights to Haiti began on Sunday with 320 migrants landing in Port-au-Prince aboard three chartered flights. Authorities said the deportation flights would continue.