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Tue Sep 21, 2021, 09:57 PM

Haitian Immigrants

It's been a long time since I've started an OP in here - but the inhumanity and intergenerational trauma is hitting a lot of us hard today - now that we are seeing the stark cruel treatment of people who look like us.

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Great Flood 1927- Americans held at gun point in Mississippi


The Great Migration



We have room for 10K more. Alabama had a lower birth rate than death last year . . . we can let these HUMAN beings in.

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Reply Haitian Immigrants (Original post)
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 OP
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #1
SallyHemmings Sep 2021 #7
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #8
The Polack MSgt Sep 2021 #2
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #4
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #3
abqtommy Sep 2021 #5
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #9
brer cat Sep 2021 #6
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #10
JustAnotherGen Sep 2021 #11
fwdthinkingdem Oct 2021 #12

Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:10 PM

1. Human Rights Watch - Title 42

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/09/21/us-treatment-haitian-migrants-discriminatory


The images and video from Del Rio of predominantly white federal agents on horses wielding long reins and chasing Black migrants recall the often unexamined and disturbing US history of racial and ethnic violence, including by border patrols, slave patrols, and vigilantes, Human Rights Watch said. Such legacies of discrimination have informed how many people in the United States perceive law enforcement actions today. In 2019, local law enforcement officials in Texas recognized the “negative perception” of their actions and apologized after an image circulated online showing white police officers leading an arrested, handcuffed Black man with a rope while mounted on their horses.

The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, when questioned about the recent border images, said, “I can’t imagine what context would make that appropriate,” while declining to comment on the need for any accountability measures for excessive use of force.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who traveled to Del Rio, told the media that “to ensure control of the horse, long reins are used, but we are going to investigate the facts to ensure that the situation is, as we understand it to be. If it’s anything different, we will respond accordingly.” Subsequently, DHS announced a disciplinary investigation into the “extremely troubling” footage and stated that Mayorkas had ordered internal oversight of the agents’ conduct at the Del Rio migrant camp.

The Biden administration should actively confront and address the history of systemic racism in US immigration enforcement, and urgently overhaul racially discriminatory policies like Title 42, Human Rights Watch said.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 09:38 AM

7. These men should be fired

Investigation?????

The men behaving this way should not be employed by this or any other administration.

Disgrace!



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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 11:01 AM

8. Amen!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:18 PM

2. Kick for visibility

And to say. nice to see you again JAG

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:20 PM

4. Thank you

There's a lot going on. NJ has taken in a lot of Afghan refugees.

We have room for more.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:18 PM

3. How did so many Haitians end up at the southern US border?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/21/what-led-haitian-nationals-migrating-u-s-southern-border/8419170002/

"The end goal is always the United States," said Eduardo Gamarra, professor of political science at the Florida International University. "And the pattern is one that wasn't really begun by the Haitians, it was begun by the Cubans. They're the ones who set this trail."



"Brazil was facing a labor shortage because they were building stadiums for the World Cup and the Olympics,” said Mark Schuller, a professor at Northern Illinois University and president of the Haitian Studies Association.

“Haitian migration was a solution to their labor problem,” he said.

In Brazil, Haitian migrants were granted work visas for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They were also able to obtain permanent residency for humanitarian reasons. By August 2020, there were more than 143,000 Haitians in Brazil, according to El País, a daily newspaper in Spain.


After our fun and games, they were pushed out.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:35 PM

5. This business with the Haitians and all other groups seeking to immigrate and

have a chance to apply for asylum has got to stop. It's like TFG never left.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 11:02 AM

9. Biden and Harris

Need to know we are watching - Black Women in particular are THE BASE.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 11:03 PM

6. It's disgraceful and inhumane.

It makes me feel ashamed.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 11:03 AM

10. My mom said the same thing

She doesn't have the intergenerational trauma - as she's of european heritage -

But she 'felt' it deep.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 02:11 PM

11. Angry scenes at Haiti airport as deported migrants arrive

Posted by Eugene in the Foreign Affairs & National Security Group

https://www.democraticunderground.com/117814562#post1

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 10:38 AM

12. That Oh moment

 

I wondered why they kept calling it a border crisis. When I saw all the Haitians, I had that aha moment...

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