Take action! Demand Biden end the deportations of Haitians at the border and allow asylum for Haitian refugees!
[News and resources about the situation for Haitian migrants updated regularly below.]
Demand an end to Haitian deportations and Title 42!
The crisis for Haitian migrants has continued unabated and in fact has escalated due to the actions of the Biden administration. DHS declared they were going to immediately “clear the camps,” at Del Rio, Texas, and that they have, by summarily rounding up thousands of Haitians and deporting people back to an unsafe country, violating U.S. and international law. To date, there have been a recorded 37 deportation flights since September 19th.
From our office in El Paso, we are observing migrants in shackles being boarded onto plans – we believe they are being secretly deported. Many were forced to cross back to Mexico to avoid deportation and are sheltering in equally unsafe conditions, including families with children. Those who made it through are in urgent need of medical attention and fundamental supplies, including food and water.
You can pitch in to help the organizing on the ground:
- To support humanitarian and Haitian-led organizing in Texas, you can donate here.
- To support NNIRR’s border organizing on the ground in Texas, please donate here.
This is a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, and one that most certainly could have been avoided had Biden’s administration taken a different approach. Deporting people to life-threatening situations is a clear violation of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and other human rights laws. Despite the dangerous consequences of returning migrants to Haiti, the Biden administration has continued the same path as its predecessor Trump, using the CDC’s racist Title 42 order to expel primarily Black and Indigenous people from the United States, despite a federal judge ruling Title 42 unlawful.
Last week, NNIRR members responded to our call to send letters to the White House and Congress demanding an end to the deportations and Title 42— more than 300 people participated, sending over 1200 direct emails and tweets. Thank you!
NNIRR has partnered with a cohort of organizations to push a massive petition to demand an end to the deportations and the suspension of Title 42. Public pressure works with this administration — we must keep up the outcry and demands! Please take a minute to sign!
We need your partnership now more than ever!
Articles and Resources
Haitian Migrants, Haitian Crisis, Title 42
Haiti at the Crossroads: How Should the US Respond? Haiti’s salvation may lie in the path the U.S. has most resisted — supporting Haitian civil society in charting a course out of chaos. (National Catholic Register, 10.28.21)
Haitian activist wins Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award, brings celebration to the border (San Diego Union Tribune, 10.28.21)
Haitian advocates call on Biden to turn page on ‘cruel asylum policies’ (The Hill, 10.14.21)
‘People will always come’: Inside a Haitian’s journey without end (Washington Post, 10.7.21)
Top State adviser leaves post, rips Biden’s use of Trump-era Title 42 (Politico, 10.4.21)
Opinion Piece: What America Owes Haitian Asylum Seekers (NY Times, 10.4.21)
Opinion Piece: The border violence against Haitians reflects US racial ideology (Al Jazeera, 9.29.21)
Del Rio: How to make 15,000 people disappear in a week (Quixote Center, 9.28.21)
The U.S.’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants (The New Yorker, 9.24.21)
US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions (AP News, 9.24.21)
Blog: The US Owes a Debt to Haiti and to Haitian Migrants (Gerald Lenoir, Othering & Belonging Institute, 9.23.21)
Haitians Who Fled The US Border Are Now Facing Nights Of Raids And Terror In Mexico (Buzz Feed , 9.22.21)
White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants (The Hill, 9.21.21)