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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 2220 Migration

Instructions and Help about Can Form 2220 Migration

This restaurant is serving a patient style fried chicken, onion, garlic, and pepper. It is always delicious. This popular food stop, however, isn't in Haiti. It's located in downtown Tijuana, Mexico. Many Mexicans come here to eat every day, and also many Americans come to buy fruit as well. There are thousands of Haitian nationals in Tijuana. They began arriving two years ago in a caravan of some 22,000 people after fleeing a series of natural disasters and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Denied entry into the United States, many settled just south of the border. Gustavo Banda, a local pastor, runs a shelter for Haitian migrants who continue to arrive in the city. How did they end up in this city? Someone told them this was the safest place to cross the border. One day, we give them shelter and they never stop coming. This mountainside barrio is usually a first stop for new arrivals. It's known around town as "little Haiti," yet only a small portion of the local Creole-speaking community actually resides here. A majority of Haitians here are dispersed across the city, where many have given up trying to enter the United States and have either enrolled in universities or started their own businesses. With nowhere else to go, the Haitian community in Tijuana now consists of around 4,000 people. Despite the success, many Haitian migrants have found. Young people like Wilfrid Jean Louie say it's an everyday struggle. "See, I saw that meant it, I kept inside. There are opportunities in Mexico, only that you have to be smart. You have to search for your future. Nobody is going to come and change your life. You have to make that change." Many locals admire the way the Haitian community has assimilated to...