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Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US

Sep. 22, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. Haitians...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 22, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US

Sep. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. ...

2 officials: Haitian migrants camped in Texas border town released in US, undercutting expulsion vows

Sep. 22, 2021 00:05 AM EDT
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — 2 officials: Haitian migrants camped in Texas border town released in US, undercutting expulsion vows.

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 21, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

Deported Haitians try to rush back into plane amid anger

Sep. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of migrants upset about being deported to Haiti from the U.S. clashed with authorities while trying to rush back into a plane that landed Tuesday afternoon in Port-au-Prince. A security guard closed the plane door just in time as some...

Haitian trip to Texas border often starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 14:00 PM 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...

Puerto Rico to raise minimum wage for 1st time in 12 years

Sep. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor signed a bill Tuesday to increase the U.S. territory’s minimum wage for the first time in more than 12 years. The current minimum pay of $7.25 an hour will increase to $8.50 in January and to $9.50 in July 2023. A...

Officer accompanying CIA chief develops 'Havana' symptoms

Sep. 21, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence officer suffered symptoms linked to a series of suspected directed-energy attacks known as “Havana syndrome” while traveling with CIA Director William Burns in India this month. Experts are in the process of verifying the...

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...