An Internal Document Shows DHS Officials Advised Against Haitian Deportations, Fearing They Could Violate Human Rights Obligations

The internal warning sheds new light into how some within the department had deep concerns about the safety of Haitians being returned to their home country.

An Internal Document Shows DHS Officials Advised Against Haitian Deportations, Fearing They Could Violate Human Rights Obligations

Haitian migrants cross the border between Mexico and the United States to request political asylum. – 12-02-2021 (Shutterstock) By Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights office raised an internal warning to immigration and border officials that deporting Haitians to their volatile home country risked violating US civil and human rights […]

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

Haiti Faces Disasters and Chaos. Its People are Most Likely to be Denied U.S. Asylum

 Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Marisa Peñaloza, NPR Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his wife, Lugrid, and their 2-year-old son, Diego, made the treacherous journey to the U.S.-México border from Chile […]

Biden Administration Doubles Down on Title 42 as Del Rio Expulsions Draw to a Close

Biden Administration Doubles Down on Title 42 as Del Rio Expulsions Draw to a Close

Protest at the UN headquarters to stop Haitian deportations. – Manhattan, New York, United States. September 21, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact In September, nearly 15,000 Haitians arrived near Del Rio, Texas seeking asylum in the United States. But rather than allowing them to seek protection, as is their right under United States […]

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Violent, Racist Deportations of Haitian Refugees is Beyond the Pale

Haitian migrant families wait in front of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. – Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Janet Howard Children in cages. Mexicans are rapists. Haiti and Africa are “shithole” countries. The image of a mother and her two young children fleeing as they […]

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an important announcement on December 9 about the Temporary Protective […]