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Thousands of Haitian migrants stuck at the US-Mexico border

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A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

As Haiti struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, there's another story, along the U.S.-Mexico border, where thousands of Haitians are waiting, trying to get into the U.S., and unable to return home.

An influx of men, women and children from the impoverished Caribbean nation have been traveling to the busiest border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico and overwhelming the system. 

Elliot Spagat, San Diego correspondent for the Associated Press, joined Take Two with the story.


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