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To: Secretary Mayorkas
QUICK SIGN: Tell Secretary Mayorkas to stop cruelty toward Haitians & end deportation flights!
We want every asylum-seeker and every immigrant to be treated with compassion, dignity and respect.
We are alarmed at the reports of cruelty by border patrol agents toward Haitians and that the administration is deporting Haitian immigrants just one month after a catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake exacerbated the economic, political, and human rights crisis in Haiti. We urge you to immediately halt all deportation and expulsion flights to Haiti, and stop punishing Haitians for seeking protection. It is past time for the administration to restore a safe and fair asylum process for Haitians and all others seeking refuge in the United States.
The cruel Trump era immigrant scapegoating policy, Title 42, must end. Seeking asylum at our nation’s borders is a right that each child and parent deserves and is guaranteed by our laws and simple public health measures like testing, vaccination, and quarantine can prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Why is this important?
Just one month after a catastrophic 7.2 magnitude earthquake exacerbated the economic, political, and human rights crises in Haiti, ICE is deporting Haitian immigrants to Haiti. The latest numbers show ICE has quickly deported nearly 4,000 Haitians, in just nine days, without even giving them the opportunity to apply for asylum, which is their legal right under U.S. and international law. It is urgent that the administration restore a safe and fair asylum process for Haitians and all others seeking refuge in the United States.
It is not illegal for Haitian—or any—immigrants to arrive at our border and ask for asylum. That is their legal right. It's dangerous for the Biden administration to continue cruel Trump-era policies to deport Haitians and other asylum seekers before they have a chance for a fair legal process.