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The Biden administration is considering sending Haitian migrants to land used to house dangerous terrorists. But several Haitian rights groups are requesting to prevent ending the refugees to Guantanamo Bay.
In late September, gangs sought to overthrow Haiti’s government and blocked the country’s main fuel point.
The Biden administration believes when Haitians can buy gas again, there could be a mass exodus of migrants trying to reach the U.S. by boat.
The Haitian Brigade Alliance is leading the groups as they signed the letter urging the Biden administration to allow Haitians to claim asylum in the U.S.
The letter said:
About 30 years ago, Guantanamo Bay held Haitian migrants after Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown in a coup.
The letter said if the United State sent migrants to the Migrant Operations Center at Guantanamo Bay in a separate area from the prison for suspected terrorists, the move would repeat policies of the 1990s that kept migrants in poor conditions. Reports mentioned that Haitian migrants were given cardboard boxes for other babies rather than cribs.
The letter added:
Eleanor Acer, director of refugee protection at the nonprofit Human Rights First said:
It is interesting how some migrants are welcomed with open arms in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. but the Biden administration is looking to send the Haitians to an island off its shores.
And the United States has an agreement to help the country of Haiti. The U.S. Department of State says on its website:
Since Haiti’s earthquake, the United States has provided over $5.1 billion to assist the country.
Last year, the Biden administration was criticized for how it supported Haitians after a migrant surge where over 28,000 Haitians converged on a Texas bridge in Del Rio which is 150 miles west of San Antonio.
The Department of Homeland Security admitted to internal failures to recognize this. Several agencies were aware that Haitians were coming but no one communicated with one another. The agencies included Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
The political move on handling Haitian migrants appears to be much different than other migrants who have entered the United States seeking asylum.
How would you handle transporting the Haitian migrants?

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