Five Fast Facts About The Haitians Caught On The Southern Border
WASHINGTON, Fri. July 12, 2019: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents say they are seeing an unusual
spike in Haitians trying to enter the country illegally via the southern border.
Here are five facts about this group of Haitians you should know:
1: Most of the Haitian led families caught trying to enter illegally
had resided in Chile and other South American countries for several years before
to trying to enter the U.S.
2: About 800 of the 1,000 apprehensions since June 10th are members of a family unit that includes
over 230 minor children who are nationals of a third country such as Brazil and
3: A majority was arrested between June 22nd
and June 23rd. About 80 were arrested on June 22nd while
a group over some 122 were nabbed on June 24th.
4: “Our agents are seeing a rise in
Haitian nationals entering the country illegally, which presents challenges
that we are meeting head on,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L.
Ortiz. “We will continue to do everything we can to care for these family units
with small children.”
5: Prior to June 10th, Del Rio Sector agents
had only arrested only 17 Haitian nationals this fiscal year.
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