Economy Cuban, Haitian migrants travel to US in historic, dangerous trend 3 months ago Ankor News Connect with us Cuban, Haitian migrants travel to US in historic, dangerous trend For You News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Economic and political upheaval in both Cuba and Haiti has forced a steady exodus from both countries. U.S. Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 175,000 Cubans at the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year through July, more than the number of Cubans who arrived during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Thousands of Cubans and Haitians are attempting to reach Florida shores on makeshift vessels, many of which are not seaworthy. Some float across miles of open ocean on chunks of Styrofoam fastened together with bamboo twine. Others dodge Mexican cartels and wade across the Rio Grande with smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico border. By land and by sea, more than 230,000 Cuban and Haitian migrants have tried to reach the United States this year to seek asylum, marking one of the biggest migrations to the United States either nation has witnessed. Continue Reading Previous How you can be a respectful visitorNext Soaring rents are bad for inflation, signal more rate hikes ahead More Stories Economy Why It’s Happening and Who’s Hurt the Most 30 mins ago Ankor News Economy Tips for Christmas shopping this holiday season amid high inflation 7 hours ago Ankor News Economy Pedro Castillo voted out; Peru president tried to dissolve Congress 13 hours ago Ankor News Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.