One Haitian migrant who is participating in the largest ever migrant caravan from Mexico to the U.S. demands that President Biden honor his promise to let them stay once they cross the border.
Fox News interviewed the migrants on Friday to say that he had promised Haitian communities he would help them. He will remember Title 42. He will assist us in obtaining real asylum.
This migrant is part of a caravan that could be the largest to ever reach the U.S. border. The current number of migrants is close to 10,000. It is expected to grow to 15,000 before it reaches its destination.
On Monday, the caravan left Tapachula at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Most migrants are from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. They will follow the coastal route to the U.S. border.
Luis Villagran, the organizer of the caravan, stated Monday that they estimate we are approximately 9,500. It measures 51/2km from the beginning to the end. People keep joining.
As the Biden administration fights to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule allowing the U.S. not to have to go through the usual legal process to expel asylum seekers, the migrant’s comments are timely. This policy was put in place early in the COVID-19 epidemic to prevent the virus from spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier this year that they would lift the order.
A lawsuit was filed by 24 states to temporarily stop plans to end this rule. A Louisiana U.S. district judge ruled that the restrictions could remain in place until the case is resolved. According to the states, lifting the rule could lead to “waves of illegal migration and drug trafficking.”
Critics blame the president for creating the crisis at the southern border. They argue that Biden’s reversed Trump-era immigration policies created an incentive for migrants and refugees to travel through Mexico to reach the U.S. border.
The White House has found it politically difficult to deal with the crisis, which may have led to Biden changing his tune regarding migrants seeking refuge in the U.S.
Biden stated, “Don’t leave the community, city or town you live in,” during an interview with ABC last January. “We’re going to make sure that we have facilities and access with HHS in those cities and towns managed by DHS and other departments of — by DHS so you can apply right from your current location for asylum.”
However, the administration’s efforts to repeal Title 42 have sent a message to the caravan of migrants who are asking Biden to let them in the country.
“Now, we need him to keep his promise.” The Haitian migrant stated.