National Fox News Correspondent Bill Melugin reports intel indicates that another group of Haitian migrants is trying to get to Reynosa, the Mexican city across from the US city of McAllen, Texas. Reynosa is situated at the southern bank of the Rio Grande. McAllen is approximately 347 miles southeast of Del Rio, Texas, where the first wave of Haitian migrants has migrated.
NEW: @TxDPS says they are tracking intel indicating another group of Haitian migrants are currently trying to get to Reynosa, the Mexican city across from the US city of McAllen in the RGV. Intel is the migrants are encountering resistance in Mexican state of Tamaulipas. @FoxNews
As CIS has extensively reported, the vast majority of these Haitians are not coming directly from Haiti; they have been living comfortable lives of relative prosperity and security — for three to six years — in Chile and Brazil and only decided to come now because Trump’s tougher policies had been replaced by Biden’s lenient policies.
Indeed, in more than two years of interviewing Haitians from Panama to Texas, CIS has never met one who had not lived in Chile or Brazil. In line with this trend, every Haitian that CIS has interviewed at the Del Rio encampment and in Acuna also said they had lived in Chile and Brazil. All spoke either Spanish or Portuguese fluently from having lived and worked in those countries for many years.
Dozens have told CIS that, while life was far better in those countries than in Haiti, their goal in coming to the United States now was to achieve a nice lifestyle upgrade, rather than a desperate flight from an earthquake or political violence.