Monday, May 27, 2019

A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America


Miriam Jordan for the New York Times reports on migrants using buses to travel away from the border. 

A Greyhound road trip across the country has long been a hallmark of the American experience, a way for those who couldn’t afford airfare or a car to come home from college, start new jobs, get to the coast, leave problematic situations behind.  Today, along the border and deep into parts of the nation’s interior, the Greyhound buses plying the interstate highway system have become an essential element in an extraordinary new migration.

Entering the country at a rate of more than 5,000 each day, new arrivals from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are departing border towns by the busload. Migrants are already traveling by the thousands every day to cities across the country — to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Orlando, Richmond, as well as to sanctuary cities, like New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.


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