Human Rights Campaign Calls for Immediate Pause to Deportations of Haitians at the Southern Border

by Elizabeth Bibi

WASHINGTON -- Today, Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison released the following statement about the treatment and deportation of Haitians at the southern border:

The images depicting the cruel and unjust treatment of Haitian migrants at our southern border are chilling. The behavior of CPB agents, as captured on film, is reprehensible. Haitian families are fleeing a country devastated by political turmoil and natural disasters, including an earthquake that struck the island in August. We call for an immediate pause to the deportation of Haitians and demand the right to due process be upheld for all migrants at our border. Those seeking safety deserve compassion and refuge.

Joni Madison, Human Rights Campaign Interim President

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