Haitians board a plane for a voluntary repatriation flight from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, October 6, 2021. Photo provided by Mexico's National Institute of Immigration, courtesy of Reuters.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Immigration authorities repatriated nearly 25,000 Haitian adults and children over the last 13 and a half months, according to the International Organization for Migration, part of the United Nations.

About 90 percent of those returns during the period of January 1, 2021 to February 14, 2022, took place after September of last year. 

During that month, September 19 to October 19, when a surge of Haitian migrants arrived at the U.S. southern border, 7,121 were repatriated. The average number of repatriations in recent months — October 2021 through February 2022— are fewer, with an average of 2,315 per month.  

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