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Victoria Razo, Haitian Migration Crisis

This series focuses on the Dorjean-Desmornes family, whom the Mexican photographer (born 1994) accompanied for two and a half months during their migration to the USA. The family came originally from Haiti, and they are among the thousands of people who tried to reach the US via Mexico, in September 2021 alone. Their fate is representative of those who hope for a better life by migrating to the US, despite a journey representing years of hardship and great risk to their lives.

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A Haitian man crosses the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, to Del Rio, Texas, returning to the U.S. side of the border. September 19, 2021
The bridge to cross between Mexico and the United States, Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. September 24, 2021
Hundreds of migrants cross the river from Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, to buy food and supplies. September 20, 2021
A National Guard officer guards the site where the border fence ends, at the place known as “El Nido de las Águilas” (Eagles’ Nest). Tijuana, Mexico. September 19, 2021
Haitian families set up a new makeshift camp on the US side of the border in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, 23 September 2021
A group of Haitian migrants play soccer inside the makeshift camp in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. September 22, 2021
Haitian families set up a makeshift camp in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, due to the deportations on the U.S. side of the border. September, 22, 2021
A United States Border Patrol agent tries to force Haitian migrants back across the river into Mexico. Del Rio, Texas, Oktober 22, 2021
Rose Desmornes, 26, reads a prescription for blood tests to check her glucose levels during her pregnancy, Tijuana, Mexico. 23 October 2021
Jean Kely Dorjean tries to read the ultrasound results to find out the gender of their baby, in Tijuana, Mexico. Oct. 23, 2021
Jean Kely Dorjean, 35, along with his neighbours and family, jumps with happiness when he learns he is going to be the father of a boy, 23 October 2021
The neighbours of Jean Kely and Rose organised a baby shower to celebrate the birth of their second child. Tijuana, Mexico. October 24, 2021
Rocentia Dorjean, 10, watches videos on her cell phone to entertain herself, in the room where she lived with her parents. Tijuana, Mexico. October 22, 2021
The arm of Jean Kely Dorjean has a tattoo of the national coat of arms of the Republic of Haiti. West Palm Beach, Florida. November 30, 2021
Broyenst Dorjean, sleeping in a baby carrier, West Palm Beach, Florida. November 28, 2021
Rose Desmornes, 26, spends the afternoon with her husband’s family in the dining room in West Palm Beach, Florida. November 30, 2021
Rose Desmornes, 26, feeds her baby, just a few days old, inside the house where she lives temporarily in West Palm Beach, Florida. November 28, 2021
Jean Kely Dorjean plays with his nephews, born in Brazil and the United States. Newark, New Jersey, December 3, 2021
Rose Desmornes walks with her family in the new neighbourhood, where she arrived in search of work and a home. New Jersey, December 3, 2021
Rose Desmornes on a bus, returning with her family to their new temporary home in Newark, New Jersey. December 3, 2021