Jun 19, 2017

Stranded Haitian Migrants Adapt to Life in Mexican Border City

Stranded Haitian migrants adapt to life in Mexican border city
June 16, 2017

Tijuana, Mexico, Jun 16 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of Haitian migrants who became stranded in Tijuana nine months ago have been adapting to life in this northwestern Mexican border city, where they have found jobs and brought their own culture.

Louissaint Roosevelt, 26, is one of more than 3,000 Haitians still in Baja California, the northwestern Mexican state where large numbers of migrants from the impoverished Caribbean nation had waited fruitlessly for weeks starting in September 2016 for the chance to cross the border into the United States.

Like many of his fellow countrymen and women, Roosevelt has decided that staying in Tijuana is a better option because entering the US has become more difficult, partly due to President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20.

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