Thu Sep 23, 2021 AT 11:27 AM EDT
The recent surge in illegal immigrants, whose nationality has mainly been from Haiti, in Del Rio, Texas, has brought the border crisis back into the national spotlight, but it has many people asking how did these Haitians get to Del Rio and why now?
For starters, a majority of the Haitians who illegally crossed into the United States to seek asylum did not come directly from Haiti. Due to Haiti’s longstanding problems and natural disasters, many Haitians have left the country and settled in other countries in Central and South America, particularly Chile and Brazil.
As to why this particular nationality decided to attempt entry into the United States now, it’s for a couple of reasons. One, just like any other group, they have seen how much easier it is to now enter the U.S. without going through the proper channels since President Joe Biden reversed many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Read Full Story