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Haitian Rights Are Migrant Rights

Source: AFP

"A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer." – President of the United States Joseph Biden, January 20th, 2021

The human rights of our Haitian brothers, sisters and siblings are being violated. Point blank. These are the contradictions of the United States, and many of its inhabitants. Not facing and not talking about the contradictions at hand. While the United States considers itself one of the highest defender of human rights, its administration and management of immigration in all its essence leads to multiple violations of human rights, as in legal form as in individual, collective human, in its own territory and in the region that migrants, in this case Haitians, originate from, and where they are being deported to. This is a blatant contradiction.

Human rights are universal and inalienable; indivisible; interdependent and interrelated. We are all born with them and we all have the same rights, regardless of where we live, our gender, race, religion, culture or ethnic background. (UNFPA)