U.S. officials in Haiti apologize for treating immigrants

A senior U.S. official in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, apologized Friday Haitian Immigrants were treated on the US-Mexico side Limit, Does not say how border officials or the Department of Homeland Security behave.

Comments by Yuan Gonzalez, US National security The senior director of the Council for the Western Hemisphere came during a two-day official visit to Haiti to talk to local leaders about migration and other issues.

He said, “I mean, it was unfair, it was wrong.” “Haiti’s proud people and any immigrant deserve to be treated with dignity.”

The US government recently came under discussion for the treatment of Haitians Migrants, With images showing men on horseback, embracing Haitian asylum seekers.

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While Haitians were being deported from the United States, Gonzalez was meeting with Brian Nicholas, the US assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere. Since September 1, the United States has deported about 4,600 Haitian migrants on 43 flights from Del Rio, Texas.

US Ambassador to Haiti Michelle Sison, along with Juan Sebastian Gonzalez, senior director of the National Security Council for the Western Hemisphere, speaks at a news conference at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince as Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nicholas. Haiti, Friday, October 1, 2021.
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Gonzalez said the gathering of migrants at the border is a public health emergency and warned those who are thinking not to risk their lives.

“The danger is huge,” he said.

Gonzalez and Nicholas met earlier in Wednesday in Miami with Haitian Americans and Cuban Americans, as well as with Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, members of civil society and political leaders in Haiti on Thursday to discuss migration, public safety, epidemics and efforts to help them. Affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the southern part of the country in mid-August.

Nicholas said that during his visit, he heard many people talking about the challenges facing Haiti and noted that there were “amazing” agreements on possible solutions.

“There is no solution that can be imposed from outside for Haiti and its people,” he said, referring to recent criticism of the US and other countries’ involvement in the Haitian administration as it seeks to recover from the quake. Since his assassination on July 7 at the private home of President Joel Moses. “However, we are committed to providing the Haitian people in the United States with the support they need to succeed and to implement their own vision.”

Nicholas said the conversation with the prime minister was constructive and that the United States was promoting consensus and a holistic approach.

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“Haiti’s future depends on its own people,” he said. “The United States is committed to supporting the people of Haiti as they work to restore prosperity and security to their country.”

Nicholas said a technical team from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement will visit next week, as the bureau’s assistant secretaries will visit next week as violence related to the Haiti gang escalates. He said that later this month, the Under-Secretaries of Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights would visit, along with other senior officials, to talk about police and security issues.

Denica Cotto, an Associated Press writer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, contributed to this report.

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