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Special envoy for Haiti resigns, says cannot support ‘inhumane’ decision to deport Haitian refugees

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23.09.2021

Ambassador Daniel Foote, a special envoy for Haiti, has announced his resignation amid numerous calls for the Biden administration to immediately end mass deportations for Haitian migrants. According to Daily Kos, the Biden administration’s sudden escalation in deportation flights to Haiti is in response to up to 10,000 asylum-seekers and other migrants, many of them Haitian, stranded in a Mexican border town. In the past few months alone, Haiti has endured a horrific 7.2 earthquake and the assassination of its president, resulting in an increase in asylum-seekers and refugees.

Citing the Biden administration's "inhumane" decision to deport thousands of Haitians attempting to enter the U.S., Foote announced his resignation, “effective immediately,” in a letter Wednesday.

In the letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Foote noted he will not be associated with the government's "inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs in control of daily life.” He added that not only is the U.S.’ approach to Haiti "deeply flawed," but that his advice has been "ignored and........

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