OPINION: The Racist Treatment of Haitian Migrants and Other Immigrants of Color Must End

Border Patrol whipping Haitian migrants brings to mind our sordid history of racist immigration polices based on public health concerns. It’s time for a change.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • 6:23 PM

US Envoy to Haiti Resigns Over Biden Administration’s Handling of Haitian Migrants at the Border

Daniel Foote stated in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the deportation policy would exacerbate the already dire situation in Haiti and in turn, drive more migrants to the border.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 11:17 AM

Officials: Many Haitian Migrants Are Being Released in US

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — 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.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 3:15 PM

US Launches Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades.

  • Sep 20, 2021
  • 10:12 AM

Haitian Migrants Face Deportation and Stigma in Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas

At least 340 Haitian migrant workers have been deported since Hurricane Dorian hit the island.

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Dominican Republic Rejects Criticism of Haitian Deportations

The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies, and vows to ramp up border enforcement and deportations.

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

Widespread Panic as Anti-Haitian Decree Goes into Effect in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Videos have flooded out of the Dominican Republic in recent days showing security forces corralling Black people outside their homes and loading them into cages on migrant control trucks to be carted off and, presumably, placed in detention centers or deported.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 4:20 PM

US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico

A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

Report Finds Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force by Border Patrol Agents at Rio Grande

U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback engaged in “unnecessary use of force” against non-threatening Haitian immigrants but didn’t whip any with their reins “intentionally or otherwise,” according to a federal investigation of chaotic scenes along the Texas-Mexico border last fall that sparked widespread condemnation.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 3:11 PM

Report: Justice Department Investigating Texas’ Border Mission

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas’ multibillion-dollar border security mission that has given the National Guard arrest powers and seen state authorities bus migrants to Washington, D.C., according to public records.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant

As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Jun 14, 2022
  • 6:30 PM

Coast Guard Ends Search After Rescuing 38 Near Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 3:04 PM

Economist Rodrigo Chaves to Become Costa Rica’s New President

Economist Rodrigo Chaves won Sunday’s presidential election ahead of ex-President José María Figueres (1994-1998). The anti-establishment candidate and former World Bank official is popular among voters who reject traditional politics and grew concerned over the country’s national debt.

  • Apr 4, 2022
  • 11:02 AM

Haitians Aiming for Florida Keys Outpace 2021 Migration

The rise in the desperate and sometimes deadly voyages on overloaded vessels comes amid deepening political instability, skyrocketing inflation, severe fuel shortages, and a spike in gang-related violence and kidnappings in Haiti.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 2:57 PM

The Moving Border: Even Further South (A Latino USA Podcast)

On the third installment of our award-winning series “The Moving Border,” we return to Tapachula, Mexico, nearly two years after our last episode—and the start of a worldwide pandemic.

  • Mar 11, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

Mexico Overhauls Handling of Migrants to Relieve Pressure

The Mexican government has opted for a new strategy to relieve pressure on its southern border, where tens of thousands of migrants accumulate, and to deactivate the caravans that journey northward: granting humanitarian visas and offering transfers to other states.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

How Biden’s Border Plans Went From Hopeful to Chaotic

Some key developments could not have been predicted by any administration, and pre-dating Biden was a major structural problem of immigration courts taking nearly four years on average to decide cases of immigrants not in custody.

  • Nov 3, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

Mass Protests in Ecuador After Hike in Fuel Prices

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. At least 37 demonstrators were arrested and eight police officers injured in demonstrations that blocked roads and highways in five of Ecuador’s 24 provinces.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 11:05 AM

Haitian Advocacy Groups Call on Biden to End ‘Cruel Asylum Policies’

On Thursday, groups advocating for better treatment of Haitian asylum seekers published a full-page ad in the Washington, D.C. edition of the New York Times, calling on Pres. Joe Biden to end Title 42 and the continued expulsion of Haitian migrants.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 6:22 PM

US Plans to Reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Next Month

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 10:31 AM

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