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Migranter fra Indien, Brasilien og andre lande strømmer til USA's grænse

En ny type af såkaldte pandemi-migranter tager den lange vej fra Latinamerika og endda Indien mod den amerikanske grænse. De flygter fra kollapsede økonomier og dårlige levevilkår forårsaget af pandemien.

Migranter fra Colombia krydser den amerikansk-mexicanske grænse for at melde deres ankomst hos myndighederne i byen Yuma i Arizona. Ifølge The New York Times registrerede byen Yuma på en enkelt weekend i maj 1.600 migranter. Foto: Ringo Chiu/AFP A U.S. Border Patrol agent plays rock-throwing with asylum-seeking migrants who crossed the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez Halsey, an asylum-seeking migrant from Nicaragua, leans on her husband Pablo as he holds their daughter Alyson, 6, while awaiting with others to be transported to a U.S. border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in La Joya, Texas, U.S., May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif YUMA, AZ - MAY 13: A family of asylum seekers from Colombia walk through an opening in the wall at the US Mexico border to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents on May 13, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. The Biden administration is trying to develop a plan to safely handle the surge of immigrants coming across the Southern border. Apu Gomes/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == A migrant family waits to be processed after being apprehended near the border between Mexico and the United States in Del Rio, Texas on May 16, 2021. - Crossings in Del Rio have risen significantly this year with many crossings earlier this year by Haitian migrants and now many coming to seek asylum from Venezuela. (Photo by Sergio FLORES / AFP) Migrants from Central America jump a fence into private property as they are pursued by U.S. border patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas, U.S., May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

De seneste måneder er antallet af migranter ved den amerikansk-mexicanske grænse eksploderet.

Langs den sydvestlige grænse ses oftest migranter på gåben fra naturkatastrofe i Mellemamerika og bandekriminalitet i Mexico, men en ny type af migranter bevæger sig nu mod USA i håbet om et bedre liv...

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