Latest from Arelis R. Hernández

‘People will always come’: Inside a Haitian’s journey without end

Nicko and Nayou are among thousands of Haitians who risked everything to make it to the U.S. border, only to find themselves trapped beneath a bridge in Del Rio, Tex. Now stranded in Mexico, they are part of the greatest displacement the Americas have seen in a century.
  • Oct 7, 2021

Haitian migrants thought Biden would welcome them. Now deported to Haiti, they have one mission: Leave again.

Interviews with nearly three dozen Haitian migrants in Haiti, Texas and Mexico indicated that virtually all expected to be granted entry to the United States.
  • Oct 1, 2021

Hundreds of migrants held for weeks without charges as Texas’s border crackdown overwhelms justice system

Critics see a move to please the governor’s conservative base that has created a whole new crisis without solving the first one.
  • Sep 30, 2021

Lights Out

  • Sep 24, 2021
  • Post Reports

An immigration crisis in Del Rio, Tex.

Thousands of mostly Haitian migrants are crossing into the U.S. from the southwest border of Texas. When they arrive, they face rough territory: hostile law enforcement, mass airlifts for deportations, and a squalid, overcrowded migrant camp in the U.S.
  • Sep 22, 2021

Determined migrants unfazed as deportations begin from Texas border

The reasons they come are complicated and varied. The routes they traverse are dangerous and unpredictable. But what thousands of migrants found on the other side of the Rio Grande was beyond anything they expected when reaching the United States. After days of unfettered movement, federal and state authorities in both countries stepped up their presence slowing but not stopping the surreal highway of humanity crisscrossing the international boundary.
  • Sep 19, 2021

Mass migration heightens simmering tensions in border community

Mass migration in Del Rio has placed local Democrats in the awkward position of calling out the Biden administration while accepting the help of
  • Sep 17, 2021

Thousands of Haitian migrants wait under bridge in South Texas after mass border crossing

Authorities in Del Rio say more than 8,000 have crossed in recent days, overwhelming Customs and Border Protection capacity.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Slight change in wind direction creates vastly different disasters for New Orleans suburbs

Two Lake Pontchartrain communities swapped outcomes after monster storms strike on same day, 16 years apart.
  • Aug 30, 2021

Marooned in Matamoros

Fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Nancy and her children sought asylum in the United States. Instead, they found themselves stuck in a Mexican border camp—and the U.S. immigration system. In a two-part feature for Post Reports, Arelis R. Hernández and Ted Muldoon explore what Nancy’s story reveals about the real-world impact of the Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy.
  • Jul 22, 2021