Thousands of Scarce Haitians have fled the country due to a combination of political instability following the assassination of the president

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Thousands of Haitians have fled the country due to a combination of political instability following the assassination of the president in August and an earthquake in the same month that left more than 1,200 people dead.

 

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Democratic lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to stop deporting those who’ve fled Haiti for the US, but the White House remains committed to returning them.

Furious Haitians crowded the tarmac at Port-au-Prince airport after being dropped off by a deportation flight they say they were given little prior notice of, a journalist at the scene told CNN.

A group of men rushed back toward a plane after they disembarked, with one man attempting to get back on board, witnesses told Reuters.

“I am angry at the government. We were told in prison that the Haitian government had signed to send us back to Haiti. They are all bad people, these authorities,” said Yranese Melidor, 45, who arrived on an earlier flight, Reuters reported.

“We didn’t see any US presence except for the aircraft. From what I observed, it basically looked like they were flown there and left,” journalist Erlen Ofte Arntsen told CNN of the people he spoke with at the airport in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

The migrants were angry at what they described as prison-like conditions in the US holding centers they were detained in before they were flown back, Arnsten said.

“They had to stay there for days in very close quarters, one meal a day, not being able to shower. And they also did not realize they were being sent back to Haiti before yesterday. They thought they might be going into another [place of] confinement,” Arntsen added.

The US Department of Homeland Security acknowledge the “disruptions on the tarmac” in Port-au-Prince saying Haitian crowd control officers resolved the situation.

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Clothing was hung out to dry and rubbish was strewn on the ground, while parents washed their children using jugs of river water and tried to find patches of shade in the punishing heat. Migrants and asylum seekers said food remained scarce and there were not enough portable toilets.

The situation at the US-Mexico border has drawn widespread condemnation in recent days, especially after images emerged showing US border officials on horseback using whip-like chords to intimidate Haitian migrants and asylum seekers trying to cross the river.

At its peak, there were as many as 14,000 people camped out under the international bridge in Del Rio, but US authorities have moved thousands away for immigration processing and deported more than 500 Haitians since Sunday.

Mexico and the United States on Wednesday were preparing to fly more Haitian migrants and asylum seekers away from the camp, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the deportation flights would continue.

Chaos at Haiti’s Major Airport after the US Deports Migrants

Thousands of Haitians have fled the country due to a combination of political volatility following the assassination of Haitian president ‘Jovenel Moïse ‘ in August and an earthquake in the same month that left more than 1,200 people dead.

Democratic lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to stop deporting those who’ve fled Haiti for the US, but the White House remains committed to returning them.

Furious Haiti inhabitants crowded the ramp at Port-au-Prince airport after being dropped off by a deportation flight. Reportedly, a journalist at the scene told CNN that they were given little to no prior notice.

Reportedly, a group of men rushed back toward a plane after they disembarked, with one man attempting to get back on board, witnesses told Reuters.

“I am angry at the government,” said Yranese Melidor, 45, who arrived on an earlier flight. We were told in prison that the Haitian government had signed to send us back to Haiti. They are all bad people, these authorities” Reuters reported.

“We didn’t see any US presence except for the aircraft. From what I observed, it looked like they were flown there and left,” journalist Erlen Ofte Arntsen told CNN of the people he spoke with at the airport in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

The migrants were angry at what they described as prison-like conditions in the US holding centers they were detained in before they were flown back, Arnsten said.

“They had to stay there for days in very close quarters, one meal a day, not being able to shower. And they also did not realize they were being sent back to Haiti before yesterday. They thought they might be going into another [place of] confinement,” Arntsen added.

The US Department of Homeland Security acknowledged the “disruptions on the tarmac” in Port-au-Prince saying Haitian crowd control officers resolved the situation.

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Clothing was hung out to dry and rubbish was strewn on the ground, while parents washed their children using jugs of river water and tried to find patches of shade in the punishing heat. Migrants and asylum seekers said food remained scarce and there were not enough portable toilets.

The situation at the US-Mexico border has drawn widespread condemnation in recent days, especially after images emerged showing US border officials on horseback using whip-like chords to intimidate Haitian migrants and asylum seekers trying to cross the river.

At its peak, there were as many as 14,000 people camped out under the international bridge in Del Rio, but US authorities have moved thousands away for immigration processing and deported more than 500 Haitians since Sunday.

Mexico and the United States on Wednesday were preparing to fly more Haitian migrants and asylum seekers away from the camp, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the deportation flights would continue.

Chaos at Haiti’s Major Airport after the US Deports Migrants

Thousands of Haitians have fled the country due to a combination of political volatility following the assassination of Haitian president ‘Jovenel Moïse ‘ in August and an earthquake in the same month that left more than 1,200 people dead.

Democratic lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to stop deporting those who’ve fled Haiti for the US, but the White House remains committed to returning them.

Furious Haiti inhabitants crowded the ramp at Port-au-Prince airport after being dropped off by a deportation flight. Reportedly, a journalist at the scene told CNN that they were given little to no prior notice.

Reportedly, a group of men rushed back toward a plane after they disembarked, with one man attempting to get back on board, witnesses told Reuters.

“I am angry at the government,” said Yranese Melidor, 45, who arrived on an earlier flight. We were told in prison that the Haitian government had signed to send us back to Haiti. They are all bad people, these authorities” Reuters reported.

“We didn’t see any US presence except for the aircraft. From what I observed, it looked like they were flown there and left,” journalist Erlen Ofte Arntsen told CNN of the people he spoke with at the airport in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

The migrants were angry at what they described as prison-like conditions in the US holding centers they were detained in before they were flown back, Arnsten said.

“They had to stay there for days in very close quarters, one meal a day, not being able to shower. And they also did not realize they were being sent back to Haiti before yesterday. They thought they might be going into another [place of] confinement,” Arntsen added.

The US Department of Homeland Security acknowledged the “disruptions on the tarmac” in Port-au-Prince saying Haitian crowd control officers resolved the situation.

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Clothing was hung out to dry and rubbish was strewn on the ground, while parents washed their children using jugs of river water and tried to find patches of shade in the punishing heat. Migrants and asylum seekers said food remained scarce and there were not enough portable toilets.

The situation at the US-Mexico border has drawn widespread condemnation in recent days, especially after images emerged showing US border officials on horseback using whip-like chords to intimidate Haitian migrants and asylum seekers trying to cross the river.

At its peak, there were as many as 14,000 people camped out under the international bridge in Del Rio, but US authorities have moved thousands away for immigration processing and deported more than 500 Haitians since Sunday.

Mexico and the United States on Wednesday were preparing to fly more Haitian migrants and asylum seekers away from the camp, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the deportation flights would continue.

“On Tuesday, Sept. 21, some adult migrants caused two separate disruptions on the flight line after deplaning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitian crowd control officers responded to both incidents and resolved the situations. ICE fully respects the rights of all people to peacefully express their opinions, while continuing to perform its immigration enforcement mission consistent with our priorities, federal law, and agency policy,” a DHS spokesperson told CNN.

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