About a year ago, the world watched jarring images from Del Rio, Texas, of the mistreatment of Haitians by officers on horses. HAWG member, Amnesty International, published a report on the race and migration-related torture and ill-treatment of Haitians seeking safety in the U.S. to shine a light on the discriminatory treatment. This report follows our previous post “One Year Later: Call on the U.S. to Let a Haitian Solution Emerge”.
To create this report researchers from Amnesty spoke to 24 Haitians expelled by US authorities between September 2021 and January 2022. The information acquired from these interviews was combined with testimonies from experts in different sectors, such as law, psychology, and history.
The report has two main findings. The first is that the mass expulsion through Title 42 is not a safety precaution, as it is often publicized. The report includes historic context to corroborate the notion that Title 42 is another means of perpetuating anti-Black discrimination practices to deter Haitians seeking refuge in the U.S. The second finding is that the Haitian interviewed, and many others, experienced ill-treatment, in violation of international human rights laws that are rooted in both anti-Black discrimination and nationality-based discrimination.
The report is available in other languages via the link above.