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Black lawmakers meet with White House over Haitian abuses, urge halt to deportations and Title 42

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members including Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty were among the legislators meeting with White House officials on Wednesday, when they voiced concern and outrage over the abusive mistreatment of Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants at the southern border. Roll Call reported that among those meeting with lawmakers were Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice and Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to Vice President Kamala Harris.

“I articulated the legal rights of the Haitian migrants and made it emphatically clear that those seeking asylum are not to be struck by those on Horses and that other legal rights must be protected,” Jackson Lee tweeted. “@TheBlackCaucus is demanding answers & policy changes to ensure America remains a beacon of hope for refugees,” Beatty wrote. “Asylum is and always will be a human right.”

Legislators and allies reiterated this during a press conference later that day, where they urged the Biden administration to halt mass deportation flights as well as end the anti-asylum Title 42 policy. Per CBS News, the administration has deported at least 1,400 Haitians on 14 deportation flights under the policy, which was implemented by previous White House against........

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