Haitians in Tijuana, 2016-2017
In May 2016, Haitians started arriving in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, México. Most had traveled by foot and bus through 10 countries from Brazil, where they were living and working after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. They arrived to Tijuana in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. For some, the journey cost them their life savings.
Thousands successfully entered the country, seeking refuge in cities like Miami and New York. Others were deported back to their home country. A couple hundred have chosen to stay in Tijuana.