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Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US

DEL RIO, Texas -- Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large...
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Haitian migrants hijack bus, escape en route to deportation

A group of Haitian migrants who were being bused to San Antonio to be flown back to their country of origin briefly took control of the vehicle Monday before making a break for it, according to the Washington Examiner. The Examiner report, which cited two federal law enforcement officials, added...
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Haitian migrants ‘being released in US on very large scale’

Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the US officials have said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one...
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GOP grasps in vain for unity on Afghan refugee message

Republicans trying for nuance risk being overshadowed by colleagues whose approach to the issue carries echoes of xenophobia. As the U.S. resettles tens of thousands of Afghan refugees following a frenetic military withdrawal that Republicans condemned, their party is still struggling for a unified response. The Donald Trump-inspired right flank...
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Release detainees now, senators tell ICE

COVID-19, relocation threats reason to end custody, senators say as counties cut ties to ICE. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) on Tuesday called for the release of federal immigration detainees housed in New Jersey who do not pose a threat to public safety and are not a priority for enforcement and removal.
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Border patrol officers called racists on social media for not letting settlers pass

“I don’t recall border patrol behaving this way with brown and white foreigners. Just. Haitians. For decades,” Twitter activist Gritizen Mayne shares. The Rio Grande’s dangerous waters raced past as Mr. Joseph confessed he couldn’t swim. However, the 31-year-old father of a starving 2-year-old boy at the migrant border camp risked the river, joining hundreds of other Haitians on a daily journey to Mexico to purchase food, water, and other essentials.
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Brooklyn’s Haitian Leaders Denounce Deportation of Migrants at Texas Border

Elected officials including Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn (D-Brooklyn), who also serves as the Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair, and Council Members Matthieu Eugene (D-Brooklyn) and Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Haitian-American organizational leaders, activists and clergy, rallied outside Brooklyn Borough Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 21 to denounce the mass deportation of Haitian migrants from the Texas border.
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Harris condemns Border Patrol chasing Haitians on horseback: ‘Human beings should never be treated like that’

Kamala Harris is the latest White House official to condemn images coming out of Del Rio, Texas, where US Border Patrol agents were captured harshly rounding up Haitian migrants on horseback in tactics compared to America’s dark history of slave patrols.“What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback, treating human beings the way they were was horrible,” the vice-president told reporters on Tuesday. “I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation into what is going on there, but human beings should never be treated that way, and I’m deeply troubled about it.”She added...
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