39 Human and Civil Rights Leaders Tell President Biden: "Your Administration Stands at a Precipice"
Violent Expulsions of Haitians and Asylum Seekers Are Shaping Biden's Legacy
For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2021) - Leaders of 39 human and civil rights organizations delivered the following letter to the White House on Tuesday evening to oppose the Biden administration's violent expulsions of Haitian asylum seekers at the U.S-Mexico border and its recent move to appeal a federal court ruling that would have brought an end to additional expulsions of asylum-seeking families. The leaders warn the administration that these recent actions represent an inflection point for the president's commitment to human rights and racial justice, and threaten to cement Biden's legacy as a president who continued, rather than stopped, the Trump administration's dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and targeting of Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities.
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