Migrants join a caravan heading to Mexico City, in Huixtla, Mexico Oct. 27, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A caravan of several thousand asylum seekers began a weeks-long trek across southern Mexico, some bound for Mexico City and others toward the United States border. Most are Central Americans, but some Haitians have been spotted among the group that set off Oct. 23, according to The Washington Post.

Aware of the possible arrival of another influx, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) said it is prepared, though it did not offer details. 

“CBP stands ready to address any potential increase in migrant encounters as we work to ensure safety and security of our borders, while managing a fair and orderly immigration system,” said Tammy Melvin, a CPB spokesperson, through an email statement. 

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

Leonardo March

Leonardo March is Brooklyn-based visual journalist from Puerto Rico. In a previous life Leonardo was a photographer and graphic designer, skills he’s refocusing to cover the Haitian Diaspora in the US. Leonardo can be reached at Leonardo@haitiantimes.com

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.