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In Aftermath Of Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake, Many Still Face Immigration Uncertainty

The earthquake has left the capital in total destruction. The U.S. military and aid agencies are arriving and trying to fan out across the city with relief supplies.

More than 300,000 died, 1.5 million were injured and tens of thousands fled.

Eleven years after Haiti’s crushing 7.0 earthquake, many of those who left are still struggling to rebuild, their future unclear in countries across the Americas.

In the past decade, thousands have voyaged from Chile, where the government in December 2019 estimated there were 185,865 Haitians, and Brazil, where more than 128,000 migrated over an eight-year period, and to the U.S. Mexico border, where today many remain stuck, unable to enter the United States.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.