Thousands of additional migrants, of whom the majority are Haitians, have gone through Panama as they head to the United States, according to a recent report.
As Reuters reported:
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, two Panamanian government sources said.
The migrant crisis at the southern border between the United States and Mexico has been a central issue in recent days as thousands of mostly Haitian migrants descended upon the border town of Del Rio, Texas, in an effort to come into the country.
Reuters further reported on the possibility that more migrants are heading to the U.S.:
Between 3,500 to 4,000 migrants are passing through migration reception stations in Darien and Chiriqui, said a source with Panama’s security ministry, who requested anonymity. The group includes Cubans and other nationalities, the source said.
Meanwhile, some 16,000 migrants