The United States apologizes in Haiti for the treatment provided to immigrants
A senior U.S. official apologized Friday for treating Haitian immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border Neither the border agents nor the Department of Homeland Security acted in that way.
Juan Gonzalez, senior director of the U.S. National Security Council for the Western Hemisphere, spoke during a two-day official visit to Haiti to discuss migration and other issues with local officials.
“This is an injustice, it is wrong”, Announced. “The noble people of Haiti and any immigrants should be treated with dignity.”
The U.S. government has recently been criticized for treating Haitian immigrants, with pictures showing people on horseback, as they round up Haitian immigrants seeking asylum in the area.
Along with Gonzalez, Brian Nicholas, the United States Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, continued to expel Haitians from the United States to their homeland. From September 19, The United States has deported about 4,600 Haitians on a total of 43 flights from Del Rio, Texas. According to the Department of Homeland Security.
Gonzalez argued that mobilizing immigrants at the border was a public health emergency and warned those intending to go there not to risk their lives.
“The risk is very high”, Said.
Earlier, Gonzalez and Nicholas met with Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss with civil society members and political leaders in Haiti about immigration, public security, epidemics and initiatives. Help those affected by the 7.2 earthquake that struck the southern part of the country in mid-August.