Skip to content

Most Migrants Crossing Into the US Are Now From Remote Countries

  • Pandemic-related economic woes push other Latam migrants to US
  • Brazilians and Venezuelans have found ways around visa limits
Bloomberg business news
DeSantis Sued for Sending Migrants to Martha's Vineyard

Undocumented crossings at the US southern border have long been dominated by people from Mexico and Central America -- but for the first time since at least the turn of the century, migrants from other nations made up the majority of those stopped by authorities.

Most of these other migrants are from farther flung countries within Latin America, like Venezuela and Colombia, a sign of how post-pandemic economic pain is being felt throughout just about every corner of that region.