Haitian Migrants: Thousands Are Being Allowed Into the US. But What Comes Next? – The New York Times

Mr. Alexis, his family and friends are part of a surge of Haitian migrants that peaked this month when 14,000 migrants waded across the Rio Grande into the tiny Texas town of Del Rio, where they camped out under a bridge in squalor.

The chaos, which led to bipartisan outrage in Washington, prompted the Biden administration to begin dispatching as many as 4,000 of the newly arrived Haitians on deportation flights to Haiti — a country most of the migrants had left years before for jobs in South America.

Thousands more — mainly families with young children, or vulnerable pregnant women — have been allowed to stay, often because they could, like Mr. Alexis, produce evidence of a friend or relative who could help provide a foothold.