HAITIAN REFUGEES IN MEXICO- Photo Essay

Statelessness in Tijuana, Mexico

Thousands of Haitian refugees living in Tijuana were hoping to find asylum under the parole provision – a three-year stay in the United States established in 2010 after the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti. As of September 2016, the Obama administration changed the immigration policy to turn away Haitian refugees at the border now that Haiti is deemed safe to return. Presently over 4,000 refugees are now stateless in Tijuana, Mexico. This refugee crisis is happening at our doorstep all the while both Mexico and the US squabble about building walls.