Yesterday the internet flooded with horrific images of border patrol agents on horseback violently capturing Haitian migrants who were trying to re-enter a migrant camp in Texas, on the banks of the Rio Grande, after they had crossed back into Mexico in order to get food. Border patrol agents using lariats to whip and detain, were recorded yelling “This is why your country’s shit.”
This is our taxpayer dollars at work. But we don’t want to pay for inhumane and racist deportation policies. It has got to change.
Global Exchange joins our allies at the Haiti Action Committee in denouncing the inhumane and racist deportation of Haitian refugees from the US-Mexico border, where thousands of people are living in terrible, even deadly, conditions, and are being systematically deported by the Biden Administration. This is a crime.
Contact the White House Comment line at: (202) 456-1111.
United States’ policies have helped create the failed economic and political conditions in Haiti that are forcing tens of thousands to flee. Haiti’s descent into terrifying chaos began after the U.S. assisted a 2004 coup that ousted democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A disastrous post-coup occupation by United Nations forces undermined the economy and was even linked to the rapid spread of cholera and a deadly epidemic.
Now, the United States government, which bears much underlying responsibility for Haiti’s crisis, is returning planeload after planeload of asylum seekers — without even a hearing.
Haiti, recently hit by a major earthquake, does not have the capacity to absorb large numbers of returnees, yet the Biden Administration continues to deport thousands of people without regard to due process or consideration of the dangers that they may face upon return.
We urge you to act. Call the White House today and demand an end to the deportations. White House Comment line: (202) 456-1111.