HotAir hotair.com 21 Jul, 2021 19:15 am

More migrants are coming from farther away – HotAir

More migrants are coming from farther away – HotAir

By the numbers: At the start of the year, migrants from Nicaragua and a handful of South American nations made up just 6% of people encountered by border officials.Border officials had more than 9,000 encounters with Haitians and Cubans last month.There’s been a rise in migrants traveling from South America through the treacherous Darién Gap into Panama, as Axios previously reported.While the percentage of encounters with migrants who are Haitian or Cuban has hovered around 4% recently, the number is 2.

Last month, they accounted for 18% — three times more.5 times the figure from January.

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