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It's been less than a month since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, injuring and killing thousands of people, and altering life as Haitians knew it. Not long before that, their president was assassinated, a catalyst of long political unrest. Even the Biden-Harris administration has agreed that Haiti is not a safe place for Haitian Nationals to be (1). The people of Haiti need our help. It's why they came to our southern border seeking asylum. Why are we turning them away without legal protection? The images coming from the U.S. southern border showing American border patrol agents violently attacking migrants is unacceptable. This administration must do more to protect Haitians, starting by immediately halting deportations. It must also, at a bare minimum: - Ensure that all people at the border are treated humanely and given food and water, shelter, and medical care as needed. - Investigate and hold accountable the actions of U.S. Border Patrol in recent days, including the horrific images of agents apparently using whips on Haitian migrants. - Commit to a firm timeline to end Title 42, the Trump-era policy that has been invoked to turn away individuals seeking asylum. We need to restart our asylum system, not close the door to our most vulnerable. Citation: (1) https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/05/22/secretary-mayorkas-designates-haiti-temporary-protected-status-18-months