Go Nakamura/Reuters

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico—Rose, 29, left Port au Prince with her little sister Dominique and her baby daughter five years ago. They could never get back on their feet after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country so they decided to head for Brazil where well-paid jobs were being advertised for the Olympic Games in 2016.

When the Olympics ended, the work was over. They managed to survive for four more years in a variety of jobs paying less than minimum wage but Brazil denied them any possibility of accessing permanent regular status in the country.

So, when they read in a private Haitian WhatsApp group about the opportunity to enter the U.S. through a porous spot at the Mexico border and legally request political asylum, they started a three-month journey to the border.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Go to Source

Subscribe to Get More News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of latest news by email.

Join 19,501 other subscribers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *