September 30, 2023

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Migration crisis: The United States deports 30 Brazilian children to Haiti

Migration crisis: The United States deports 30 Brazilian children to Haiti

  • Mariana Sanches – mariana_sanches
  • From BBC News Brazil in Washington

attributed to him, France Press agency

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More than 3,500 people have already been deported to the Caribbean country in recent days

Thirty Brazilian children have already been deported by the United States to Haiti amid a serious immigration crisis that has brought about 15,000 Haitians to the city of Del Rio in Texas, on the border with Mexico, in recent days. The information was provided to BBC News Brasil by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an arm of the United Nations (UN) dedicated to monitoring the flow of migration around the world.

Most Brazilian children are up to three years old and are accompanied by their parents from Haiti, who made the journey with them from Brazil and across South and Central America until they reached the border between Mexico and the United States a week later.

since to Crisis broke outAbout 3,500 people have already taken US flights to the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Upon discovering where they had been flown, some Haitians reacted with indignation and anger and tried to return to the American planes. In addition to the 30 Brazilians who were deported, there are 182 Chilean children in the same condition.

“Brazilian children did not present any major problems, otherwise they would be referred for specific assistance,” said Giuseppe Loprete, head of mission for the International Organization for Migration in the territory of Haiti, which monitors the conditions of the deportees. According to Lupret, since they have Haitian parents, the children are also considered Haitian citizens under the laws of the Caribbean country, even though they do not have documentation to prove that citizenship.

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