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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...

Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border

Sep. 20, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government ramps up to an expected six expulsion flights to Haiti Tuesday and Mexico began busing some away from the border. ...

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...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Sep. 20, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Claile Bazile doesn’t know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S. in the past couple of days. ...

Colombia, Nicaragua present cases in long maritime dispute

Sep. 20, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and Nicaragua went before the International Court of Justice on Monday to present their arguments in a long running dispute over what the Nicaraguan government alleges are violations of its sovereignty in the western Caribbean. The case...

Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

EXPLAINER: Biden uses Trump-era tool against Haiti migrants

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in and around the small South Texas city of Del Rio. Much to the dismay of migrant advocates, the Department...

Suspect in 1999 shooting outside nightclub heads to trial

Sep. 20, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A suspect who evaded capture for almost two decades after a 1999 shooting outside a Massachusetts nightclub that left one man dead and another injured is scheduled to go on trial Monday. Edwin Novas faces murder and other charges in the killing...

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...

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

Sep. 18, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from...