Asylum seekers flee the US for Canada

Following tips they’ve seen on Facebook and fearing deportation, many asylum seekers are fleeing the United States for Canada. They’re ending up at an unofficial crossing at the end of a street in upstate New York, where they are arrested and processed by Canadian border guards. August 2017 saw an uptick in illegal border crossers.

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Migrant Deaths in South Texas

The average number of migrant deaths in Texas remains constant, with Brooks County experiencing the highest number, despite not being on the border. Overwhelmed by the casualties, the county also struggles to identify the deceased migrants.

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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.