Hypocrisy From The Nation Of Immigrants

The Disheartening Handling of the Haitian Immigrant Situation


 Recently, immigrants have been seeking asylum in the U.S. only to be met with Title 42 (Removals of individuals who recently were in a country where disease was prevalent) or, to be placed into a detention center waiting to plead their case as to why they deserve asylum.

    This has been observed with Haitian immigrants in September, where nearly 30,000 Haitian immigrants passed through the Del Rio Border camp in Texas. The mass migration was due to the recent presidential assasination and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. 

   12,400 out of 30,000 migrants will have their cases heard by judges to see if they deserve asylum. Half of the poor handling coincides with current issues the U.S. is facing. America is fighting its own issues: COVID-19, the economy, and squabbles between the political parties over debt-ceilings and vaccine mandates. 

   However, these issues do not pardon the government from their handling of the Haitian immigration crisis. Originally enacted by Trump’s Administration, Title 42 was used to “protect” all parties involved with immigration. 

   President Trump received backlash from former CDC officials and health experts as they condemned Title 42, calling it “scientifically baseless and politically motivated.”. President Biden is currently receiving the same backlash as Biden continues to turn away immigrants in the interest of “public health”. 

   The Statue of Liberty states “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”. She has been standing over America for the past 135 years not only commemorating the alliance with France, 

    but as a reminder that America was founded by a nation of immigrants, for a nation of immigrants. Immigration policies need to be rectified rather than merely tolerated.

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