More African, Asian migrants using Costa Rica on route to U.S., Canada

Posted on October 8, 2014 • Filed under: Africa, Asia, Border Issues, Costa Rica, Social Issues reported during the summer of 2014, massive flows of Central American migrants – many unaccompanied children – flooded the southwestern border of the United States. While tens of thousands of migrants have been fleeing violence and poverty in search of new opportunities in the U.S., other migrants from Africa and Asia have been traveling alongside their Central American counterparts for decades.

In recent months, Costa Rican police and immigration officials told The Tico Times that they had noted an increase in the number of Asian migrants traveling though Costa Rica on their way north. In the last month alone, authorities have apprehended 54 Nepalese, one Pakistani and three Bangladeshi migrants. Read Article

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