- Financial and political upheaval in each Cuba and Haiti has compelled a gentle exodus from each nations.
- U.S. Border Patrol brokers have encountered greater than 175,000 Cubans on the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal 12 months via July, greater than the variety of Cubans who arrived throughout the 1980 Mariel boatlift.
- Hundreds of Cubans and Haitians are trying to achieve Florida shores on makeshift vessels, lots of which aren’t seaworthy.
Some float throughout miles of open ocean on chunks of Styrofoam fixed along with bamboo twine. Others dodge Mexican cartels and wade throughout the Rio Grande with smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
By land and by sea, greater than 230,000 Cuban and Haitian migrants have tried to achieve the USA this 12 months to hunt asylum, marking one of the largest migrations to the USA both nation has witnessed.