Panama warns the U.S. of the migration of thousands of desperate Haitains headed north
Up to 4,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, have passed through the treacherous jungles of the Darien Gap in Panama on the Colombian border as they make their way north to the United States, Panamanian government sources say.
Panama’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that, in total, up to 60,000 migrants, most of them of Haitian origin, are making their way through the Central American country toward the US-Mexico border — threatening the Biden administration with a fresh illegal immigration crisis.
“Let’s be honest about the migration,” said Erika Mouynes. “Almost all of them are headed to the U.S. because of the terrible conditions at home. The U.S. must be prepared for this and have a plan to handle it.”