An internal Homeland Security document reveals that Mexican officials are helping Haitian migrants reach the U.S. by issuing them 20-day transit documents. Six thousand Haitians arrived at the U.S. border during the past year, eighteen times the number who arrived during the previous year. To get there they pay large sums to smugglers. At the border they commonly claim asylum, even though they could have claimed it in Mexico or any of the other countries they traveled through. That strongly suggests that they are economic migrants rather people seeking a haven from persecution.
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