Haitian migrants who have just arrived after U.S. authorities flew them out of a Texas border city on Sunday where thousands of mostly Haitians had gathered under a bridge after crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico, hire moto taxis after leaving the airport, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 19, 2021.
REUTERS/Ralph Tedy ErolGENEVA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - United Nations agencies said on Tuesday that people massed along the U.S.-Mexican border who have a fear of persecution in their homeland, including Haiti, have a right to file a claim seeking asylum and voiced concern at deportations.
Marta Hurtado, U.N. human rights spokesperson, told the same Geneva news briefing: "We are disturbed by the images that we have seen and by the fact that we have seen all these migrants and refugees and asylum-seekers in transport to Port-au-Prince.
We are seriously concerned by the fact that it appears there have not been any individual assessments of the cases."
Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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