Tuesday, November 30

“It is an inhumane decision”: the tough resignation letter of the US special envoy for Haiti for the treatment of migrants from the Caribbean nation


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Daniel Foote

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Foote said he was leaving office disappointed and warned that US policy toward Haiti was “deeply flawed.”

“I will not be linked to the inhumane and counterproductive decision of the United States to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are locked up in protected facilities due to the danger created by armed groups that control daily life.” .

With that harsh criticism of his own government, the United States special envoy for Haiti, Daniel Foote, announced on Wednesday his immediate resignation from office.

In a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Foote said he was leaving office disappointed and warned that US policy toward Haiti era “deeply flawed”.

His resignation from the post, which he had held since July, came after the United States government last weekend began deporting some 13,000 Haitian migrants who were gathered by a bridge in a Texas border town.


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