Despite deteriorating country conditions, Biden responsible for deportation flights to Haiti at a rate of one every other day during his first year in office A new piece in TIME highlights the destabilizing impact of ongoing deportations to Haiti as the nation grapples with compounding crises. Quoting leading Haitian-American leader Marleine Bastien of the Family… Continue »

Washington, DC – Reports of internal opposition at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the Biden administration’s systematic deportations of Haitians and the administration’s re-start – and expansion – of the MPP/Remain in Mexico program underscore growing disillusionment with the Biden administration’s border and immigration policies. Among the key reactions: Hamed Aleaziz of BuzzFeed… Continue »

Biden Administration responsible for more than 80 deportation flights to Haiti since September 19 As Widlore Mérancourt and Paulina Villegas report for the Washington Post, chaotic and dangerous conditions in Haiti are increasing migration pressures on the already destabilized island nation. Increasing numbers of Haitians are being forced to flee, making a potentially fatal journey… Continue »

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Washington, DC – Pressure is building on the Biden administration to end the Title 42 program, a Trump-era policy aimed at excluding migrants and asylum seekers due to COVID. Despite promising to undo Trump’s cruel policies, the Biden administration has kept Title 42 in place to block and expel asylum seekers at the southern border. … Continue »

New reporting highlights racist treatment of Black immigrants  In a piece for NPR, Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing racism in the application of U.S. asylum policy and what Haitian migrants face in navigating a broken immigration system. Haitian immigrants are the most likely to be denied U.S. asylum, as thousands have been rejected entry… Continue »

Washington, DC – There’s a stark divide between what the Biden administration promised and what the administration is delivering on immigration, border, asylum and racial justice issues. Deportations of Haitians continue despite the deadly conditions on the ground; expulsions of asylum seekers without due process or an ability to seek asylum continue; and progress for… Continue »

In many respects, the Biden administration has failed Black migrants. Despite national uproar against the most recent images of Black Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents at the southern border, Biden continues to deport Haitian immigrants back to the instability they escaped. This is just one example of many policies that disproportionately harm… Continue »

Washington, DC – Today is a national day of action in support of Haitian migrants, with actions planned in more than 10 cities across America. Ahead of today’s actions, two stories capture why there is so much energy and outrage around the Biden administration’s mistreatment of Haitians. Find excerpts and links below: A Vox story… Continue »

Democrats in Congress, Advocates, and Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Biden Administration’s Decision to Continue Deportations “It’s gonna be a stain on this administration” Yesterday former special envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote testified in a briefing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first public comments since resigning in protest over the Biden Administration’s rapid… Continue »

OVERVIEW  The public has seen the devastating images of Haitian migrants being abused by Border Patrol agents on horseback. The images of Black refugees have reflected long-standing anti-Black policies within our immigration system. Less than 5% of Haitians at the border are granted asylum and left with an impossible decision: to stay in Mexico where… Continue »