WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday criticized Joe Biden’s administration over its remedy of 1000’s of Haitian migrants who’ve been camped at a Texas border city in search of entry to the U.S., calling on the president to stop expelling them.
The Division of Homeland Safety is eradicating many of the migrants utilizing a Trump-era coverage that permits the U.S. to shortly deport folks crossing the border because of the coronavirus pandemic, sometimes with out processing them for asylum. Most of the migrants have already been transported through airplane again to Haiti on the course of U.S. immigration brokers.
Schumer, who represents a state that boasts the largest focus of Haitian immigrants within the nation in New York Metropolis, urged Biden and Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to reverse the coverage.
“We can’t proceed these hateful and xenophobic Trump insurance policies that disregard our refugee legal guidelines,” Schumer stated in a speech on the Senate ground. “We should enable asylum-seekers to current their claims at our ports of entry and be afforded due course of.”
The wave of Haitian migrants in search of entry to the U.S. grew over the summer season after the assassination of the nation’s president in July and an earthquake in August that killed greater than 2,000 folks and destroyed tens of 1000’s of houses. The variety of migrants has overwhelmed U.S. immigration officers, which have been pressured to deploy lots of of extra brokers to the border metropolis of Del Rio, Texas.
Video and pictures of U.S. Border Patrol brokers on horseback whipping ropes at Haitian refugees on Sunday sparked widespread criticism of the administration’s dealing with of the scenario, with different Democratic lawmakers calling for an investigation into the matter.
“I can’t think about what context would make that acceptable, however I don’t have extra particulars, and positively I don’t have extra context,” White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated Monday at a White Home press briefing. “I don’t assume anybody seeing that footage would assume it was acceptable or acceptable.”
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