Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Haitians Sue Biden Administration Over ‘Racist Treatment’ in Del Rio Border Encampment; Federal Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Treatment of Haitian Migrants

Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times
Haitians Sue Biden Admin Over ‘Racist Treatment’ in Del Rio Border Encampment:
Several Haitians who crossed into the United States illegally are suing the Biden administration over “racist treatment” of the approximately 15,000 Haitians who gathered in a primitive encampment in Del Rio, Texas, in September.
The Haitian Bridge Alliance, a nonprofit based in California, joined 11 Haitians in filing the suit on Dec. 20, the group announced on Twitter.
The lawsuit alleges the Biden administration mistreated the Haitians with “calculated indifference.”
“They were denied food, water, and medical care. They were physically and verbally abused. And they were summarily expelled without an opportunity to request asylum and without consideration of the danger they would face in Haiti or Mexico,” the lawsuit charges.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn’t respond to requests for comment by The Epoch Times.
The lawsuit alleges that the Biden administration has been using the Title 42 health directive against Haitians and other illegal immigrants.
Title 42 was put in place in March 2020 to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic by stopping nonessential border travel. --->READ MORE HERE
Federal class action lawsuit filed over treatment of Haitian migrants:
A group of Haitian migrants filed a federal class action lawsuit against the U.S. government on Monday after their experience at the border in Del Rio, Texas, which included interactions with Border Patrol agents on horseback shown in now infamous photos.
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, included a statement from one of the plaintiffs, Mirard Joseph, who said he was "lashed at" by a Border Patrol agent on horseback.
The photo of Joseph’s experience was documented in a photo that was the subject of much criticism, including from President Biden.
“To see people treated like they did, horses barely running them over and people being strapped. It was outrageous,” Biden said at the time. “I promise those people will pay.”
Joseph, who was the man in the center of the widely circulated photo, referred to the encounter as "the most humiliating experience of my life."
"The second most humiliating moment was when they handcuffed and chained me to go back to Haiti," he added, per the lawsuit. --->READ MORE HERE
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