As hundreds of Haitians attempt to search asylum on the U.S. – Mexico border, one Oklahoma household is fearful sick over their relations who they haven’t heard from in days.
Ignace Zidor informed Information 9 his sister has been touring from Haiti for 3 months.
Clinging to their religion, Zidor and his spouse are attempting to assist any approach they will.
“To see someone, danger their life…they might fairly die than dwelling the place they dwell. That claims loads,” stated Zidor.
“It’s simply arduous to consider and it’s arduous to place your self in that place when now we have issues so good right here,” stated Vista Zidor, his spouse.
Zidor stated his sister, her husband and their youngsters, each below 2 years outdated, left the whole lot for a greater life and extra alternatives in America.
“Within the midst of earthquake and the assassination of the president in Haiti the whole lot is the other way up. It’s a vacuum of hassle,” he stated.
Now he’s fearful all of it will likely be for nothing.
“Since they’re already right here and so they survived it…letting them return is simply killing them,” he stated.
The final time he has heard from them was Friday September 17.
“After seeing footage of [how] freeway patrol on horses handled the immigrants, I really feel prefer it’s a giant stab in my chest as a result of in 2021 I feel people deserve higher therapy than that,” he stated.
They’ve contacted native and state representatives in each Oklahoma and Texas and hope to listen to one thing quickly.
“Give these poor individuals an opportunity, a spot to recuperate earlier than they will return to Haiti. Haiti shouldn’t be a spot to dwell proper now,” stated Zidor.
“Once you see youngsters being shipped again to Haiti I consider these households, particularly with youngsters, needs to be given the correct to say asylum,” stated Vista.
The U.S. Border Patrol informed the household there is not any timeline on the sister’s case. In the meantime, Zidor can also be engaged on the paperwork to assist sponsor his mom and brothers, who misplaced their residence to the earthquake.