African migrants heading to US-Mexico border in record numbers in 2019

Article author: 
Bradford Betz
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
7 December 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The numbers of African migrants heading to the U.S. through its border with Mexico have more than doubled in the past year, recent data from the federal government showed.

In 2019, about 5,800 African migrants headed to the U.S. by way of Mexico, according to data cited by the Los Angeles Times on Sunday...

The 2019 figures have shown a significant rise since 2007, when Mexico first included African migrants in its annual migration reports. That year, the number of African migrants was only 460.

Guerline Jozef, the director and co-founder of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, said she was surprised to meet migrants from Haiti, Congo, Cameroon, and Sierra Leone waiting to enter the U.S. from Tijuana back in 2016 ...