#Migrants

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House press secretary Jen Psaki made the statements on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • US will lift travel restrictions from southern and northern borders
  • The health law was put in place by former President Trump
  • More than 1 million migrants were expelled under the law

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Former President Donald Trump. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Donald Trump said the increase in Haitian migrants is a "death wish for our country"
  • "Many of those people will probably have AIDS," Trump said
  • Trump had earlier made a derogatory comment about Haiti

.London, UK
Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah ahead of a press conference in London. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Abdulrazak Gurnah arrived in England in 1960s and holds British citizenship
  • Gurnah said migration is “not just my story … It’s a phenomenon of our times.”
  • Gurnah said Britain has become more aware of racism over the decades

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • ICE officers were told to focus on national and border security
  • Around 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the US
  • The new guidelines will be put in place by November 29

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Immigrants have been crossing US' Southern borders. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Trump's immigration policy required asylum-seekers to wait outside US for their cases to be decided
  • A Texas court had ruled to reinstate the MPP after it was halted in June
  • US has seen a surge in illegal immigrants using the sourthern border to enter the country

.Del Rio, TX, USA
Homeland Security has said that nearly 2,000 Haitians have been rapidly expelled. (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • There were almost 15,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, at the Texas border encampment
  • Del Rio Mayor Buno Lozano called it "phenomenal news"
  • President Joe Biden stated on Friday that the agents' handling of the horses was "horrible"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden addressed the press at the White House. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Images of men on horseback, with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers recieved backlash
  • "It’s outrageous," Joe Biden said 
  • Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned on Thursday

A migrant family stands on the US side of the Rio Grande river. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Daniel Foote was appointed in July 2021
  • Haitian migrants are reportedly being ill-treated at the Del Rio border
  • Foote said US policies for Haiti were "deeply flawed"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain mostly migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad AcuÃ’a into Del Rio, Texas. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The agency has suspended the use of horse patrols in Del Rio
  • The three planes carried a total of 318 Haitian nationals
  • Fewer than 5,000 migrants remain at the Del Rio camp

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
US President Joe Biden's administration has been facing criticism over the expulsion of Haitian migrants. (Photo: AP)

  • Joe Biden was asked if US would invade Haiti following the 1991 military coup
  • He indicated that the Caribbean counrty doesn't matter in US' interest
  • Haitian migrants are being forcefully deported from the US