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Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or...

US officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

Sep. 20, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and faced...

Biden follows through on pledge to take in more refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said the U.S. would take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year, fulfilling an earlier pledge to raise a cap that had been cut to a historic low under his predecessor. The White House set the proposed annual cap in a...

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents...

Murphy says NJ to help resettle about 500 Afghans

Sep. 20, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will host about 500 Afghan evacuees, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst served as an arrival point for “many thousands" of Afghans who left their homeland as the United States withdrew its...

Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Sep. 20, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Syria’s defense minister met on Sunday with Jordan's army chief in Amman, the Jordanian capital, after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near Jordan’s border, state media reported. The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan’s...

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep. 19, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. flew Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland Sunday and tried blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signaled the beginning of what could be one of America's swiftest, large-scale expulsions...

US tries to stop flow of migrants by blocking Mexican border at Texas town where Haitian refugees set up camp

Sep. 19, 2021 12:41 PM EDT
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — US tries to stop flow of migrants by blocking Mexican border at Texas town where Haitian refugees set up camp.

Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees

Sep. 19, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other,...

First family of Afghan refugees arrive in Kansas City

Sep. 18, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first family of Afghanistan refugees has arrived in Kansas City as resettlement agencies in the area prepare for hundreds more. Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that he was “proud" of the city for “welcoming all people" in announcing the...