National Day of Action for Black Migrants, NYT Ad, Calls for Better Treatment of Asylum Seekers by Biden Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2021

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National Day of Action for Black Migrants, NYT Ad, Calls for Better Treatment of Asylum Seekers by Biden Administration

 

Washington The #WelcomeWithDignity campaign placed a full-page advertisement in the New York Times to mark the National Day of Action for Black Immigrants today. Haitian Bridge Alliance, a #WelcomeWithDignity campaign member, called for the national day of action in response to the horrific mistreatment of Black immigrants and people seeking asylum at the southern border and the administration’s continued expulsions of more than 7,700 Haitians seeking asylum to danger. 

 

The day of action also comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that starting at some point in November, it will allow non-essential travelers from Mexico and Canada who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States. This is welcomed news for families that have been separated since March of 2020. Nonetheless, DHS continues to bar the entry of people seeking protection into the United States by misusing a public health authority known as Title 42. 

 

“Allowing non-essential travel from the United States while simultaneously barring the entry of human beings fleeing danger under the guise of public health lays bare the hypocrisy and racist underpinnings of the Biden administration’s continued misuse of Title 42,” said Melina Roche, #WelcomeWithDignity campaign manager. “To honor promises made on the campaign trail and the national day of action for Black immigrants, the Biden administration must immediately cease implementation of Title 42, and restore the human right to seek asylum for all people seeking protection. ” 

 

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