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'Defies common decency': Schumer calls on Biden admin to halt Haitian deportations, end Title 42

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23.09.2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forcefully condemned the Biden administration’s mass deportation of Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants, as well as its continued use of the previous administration’s scientifically unsound and unlawful anti-asylum Title 42 policy. The speech, delivered from the Senate chamber on Tuesday, represents one of the most significant criticisms of the administration’s actions yet.

“Right now, I am told there are four flights scheduled to deport these asylum seekers back to a country that cannot receive them. Such a decision defies common sense. It also defies common decency,” Schumer said. Per CBS News, the Biden administration deported 523 Haitians on those four deportation flights, with another four scheduled for Wednesday.

Haitian asylum-seekers have been among the at least 700,000 people deported by the Biden administration under the anti-asylum Title 42 policy, revealed last October to have been implemented under political pressure by the previous administration. “The top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doctor who oversees these types of orders had refused........

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