Mexican Officials Says Most Haitian Migrants Aren’t Refugees, They Want To Get Into The United States

According to the Associated Press, the Biden administration lets Haitian migrants on a “very, very big scale” into the United States. Officials allegedly informed the Associated Press that migrants are being freed daily rather than the anticipated mass deportation. The Department of Homeland Security has transported Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley by bus. At certain places, the Border Patrol processes them. According to reports, Mexican authorities are catching Haitian migrants and transferring them away from the US border.

According to Mexican officials, most Haitians in Mexico do not want to be refugees, they want to travel to the United States. In an interview with Reuters, Andres Ramirez, the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) president, made the remarks while discussing the condition of Haitian refugees in Mexico.

After many were denied admission to the United States during a recent migration from Latin America, Haitian migrants strain resources in Mexico. Following an earthquake in Haiti in 2010, many Haitians fled to Brazil and Chile to start new lives. “They’re not true refugees, and they don’t want to be refugees,” Ramirez said.

Ruben Ramirez, the Mexican Refugee Coordinator, claims that there are too many Haitian migrants in Mexico. Many have returned to Mexico and are attempting to get refugee status. To alleviate the demand, Ramirez wants Mexico to grant certain Haitians humanitarian legal status.

“We Haitians go by foot, fighting against all odds to come here, and we spend a lot of money,” she explained. “People travel to the Texas border without papers.” Biden’s softer stance on immigration enforcement has been accused of incentivizing foreigners to attempt to enter the US. Those who believe that President Joe Biden’s softer tone has encouraged people to enter the United States illegally have been harshly condemned.