Advancing Justice - AAJC Urges Biden Administration To Stop Deportations of Haitian Migrants and End Immoral Mistreatment at the Border
Mary Tablante 202-296-2300, ext. 0114 email@example.com
Washington, D.C.—The Biden Administration is sending multiple expulsion flights to Haiti, just one month after a devastating earthquake that resulted in the deaths of more than 2,200 Haitians and displacement of hundreds and thousands of people.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC issues the following statement:
“The mistreatment from the U.S. Border Patrol of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is reprehensible and grounded in white supremacy. These horrific actions are counter to our purported values of welcoming migrants with dignity.
We condemn the unconscionable deportations of Haitian families without offering them the opportunity to file for asylum. Our country recognizes the rights of people to seek asylum or refugee status, and we must return to these fundamental American values. Haitian children and families are dealing with multiple crises, from natural disasters and the ongoing pandemic to civil unrest. Haitian migrants are refugees and deserve better. Instead of abuse at the border, Haitians must be offered basic humanitarian aid of safe shelter, water, food, and health care.
We urge the Biden Administration to act on their promises for a more humane system for asylum seekers and put an end to these deportations and violence at the border.”