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The only obvious parallel for such an expulsion without an opportunity to seek asylum was in 1992 when the Coast Guard intercepted Haitian refugees at sea, said Yael Schacher, senior U.S. advocate at Refugees International whose doctoral studies focused on the history of U.S. asylum law.
by Cat on Tue Sep 21st, 2021 at 03:38:35 PM EST

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants
Reflecting the urgency of ["]the political problem["] for the administration, Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mallorkas said Tuesday the images "horrified" him, a seeming shift in tone from a day earlier, when he and others were more sanguine about the situation at the border.
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when asked by a reporter after his U.N. remarks to offer his reaction to the images.

"We'll get it under control," [Biden] insisted.

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US
Accounts of wide-scale releases - some observed at the Del Rio bus station by Associated Press journalists - are at odds with statements a day earlier by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorkas, who traveled to Del Rio to promise swift action.
by Cat on Wed Sep 22nd, 2021 at 02:43:11 PM EST
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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions
Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise. Even before the migrant expulsions from the small Texas border town of Del Rio, the career diplomat was known to be deeply frustrated with what he considered a lack of urgency in Washington and a glacial pace on efforts to improve conditions in Haiti.
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"I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs to daily life," he wrote. "Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my policy recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different from my own."

The State Department criticized Foote for resigning at a critical juncture and pushed back against suggestions that his policy prescriptions were overlooked.
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The expulsion flights to Haiti began Sunday and there were 10 by the end of Tuesday, according to Haitian officials. U.S. officials say they are ramping up to seven flights a day, which would make it one of the swiftest, large-scale expulsions from the U.S. in decades.

At least one top official in Haiti cheered Foote's resignation while accusing the Biden administration of violating ["]the rights["] of Haitian migrants. ... [Haiti election minister Mathias Pierre also criticized Haiti's elite, saying they have turned a blind eye because migration fuels the economy. He noted that 35% of Haiti's gross domestic product is remittances, with the diaspora, much of it in the U.S., sending roughly $3.8 billion a year.

by Cat on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 12:06:29 AM EST
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