Panama official tells Texas Rep. they've apprehended people believed to be on watch lists heading for the border.

Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas was interviewed on a podcast and said that Panama had detained at least 52 people that they believe are on terrorist watch lists who were en route to the U.S. “She goes, ‘Funny you ask that Tony because in Panama we do biometrics and we have apprehended 52 people that we believe are associated with al Qaeda,’” the congressman recalled.
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Leyla McCalla Brings Original, Historic Folk Approach To Connecting Chords Fest

Haitian culture is woven into American culture, but is unacknowledged for a number of reasons including fear of Black revolution, says musician Leyla McCalla. We hear about Haitian disasters and tragedy in news coverage, she says, but not the history of enslaved Haitians freeing their nation -- or the influence of Haitian song, rhythms and narrative traditions that rooted here.

Border arrests surge to record high

Migrants from Mexico made up the largest group of people arrested at the border. Border Patrol arrested more than 608,000 Mexican nationals. Migrants from outside Mexico and Central America, including Haitians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorans, Cubans and other nations, made up 367,000 arrests. Arrests made by Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border...

Influx of migrants expected when U.S. reopens border in November

With nonessential travel set to resume at the U.S.-Mexico border in November, a Catholic priest in Tijuana, the Mexico border city to San Diego, fears an influx of misinformed migrants arriving to the border is imminent. Father Pat Murphy, the director of Casa del Migrante Tijuana – non-profit group that...

We Must See No Stranger

I was not only haunted not by the shock of the images of Haitian refugees on our borders, but I also remain haunted by their familiarity. Armed officers on horseback, using reins like whips, as Black people and their children run for safety. How many times has our nation corralled Black people like animals? We have seen images of lynchings, and sneers, and beatings, and firehoses for centuries—from the era of chattel slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration. How are we to reflect on what we most recently saw on the Texas border?
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Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic Want US To Curb Haitian Migration

The presidents of Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic called on the United States Wednesday to take "concrete measures" to curb the migration of Haitians across Latin America headed for the US border. Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo said the movement of large numbers of Haitians across Central America is...

Scenes at the Border Are Harrowing; Scenes That Drive People to the Border Are Worse

Thousands of Haitian people have been flooding the U.S. borders, making headlines in recent days. These headlines have called attention to harrowing scenes at the border, but they seldom mention the scenes that people are fleeing. As an international aid worker, I’ve spent several weeks in Haiti this year – including in response to the recent August earthquake – and based on what I saw, I can say definitively: there is a reason why people are leaving.

Haitian groups file complaint

Civil rights groups filed a federal complaint on Oct. 18 on behalf of a Haitian American group in Boston over the treatment of nearly 50 Haitians who recently arrived in Massachusetts as part of a wave of migrants from the struggling Caribbean nation. Lawyers for Civil Rights and Haitian-Americans United say in their complaint to the ...