Border town residents of Mexico lend neighborly hand to Haitians

Ciudad Acuña, Mexico

Some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who briefly formed a camp in the Texas border town of Del Rio have found a helping hand across the river in Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña.

As US officials announced that the camp on the US side had been cleared, an unknown number of migrants remained in Ciudad Acuña, fearful of hitting the streets after Mexican immigration agents raided a small hotel and surrounded a similar camp on the Mexican side. with agents. .

Some Ciudad Acuña residents took in Haitian families, while others provided them with food and water. Virginia Salazar, a Mexican woman, and her husband Mensah Montant, from the African nation of Togo, were among those who responded to the needs of Haitians.

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