“It is unhappy,” stated Daphnee Camilien, Haitian American Laywers Affiliation of Illinois. “I am unable to consider this in america of America. You’ll be able to current your self a border and ask for asylum and undergo the method. They aren’t even permitting them to do this and it makes you marvel why? Why are the Haitians being handled that approach?”
We’re reminded of Chicago’s connection to Haiti with each point out of the Du Sable Lake Shore Drive, named for the town’s first non-native resident, Haitian American Jean Baptiste Level du Sable.
“We’re actually not a bunch who’re right here to impose on the economic system of america,” stated Elsie Hector Hernandez, Haitian American Museum of Chicago. “We’re right here to meet and improve the economic system of america.”
Some watched the information Thursday that the U.S. envoy to Haiti resigned to protest the remedy of Haitians on the border.
“Hopefully we are able to do higher and welcome our neighbor, as a result of Haiti is our neighbor,” stated Daphnee Rene Antoine, Compassion for Transformation.
Late Saturday, Illinois Legal professional Normal Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 17 attorneys basic sending a letter to President Biden expressing concern concerning the remedy of Haitians searching for asylum.
“We’re summarily repatriating Haitians earlier than any such interview can happen,” Raoul stated. “And I feel that is discriminatory, unfair, un-American and inhumane.”
On Sunday, a coalition of native Haitian People will maintain a press convention and rally at 2:30 p.m. at Federal Plaza. They hope their voices will probably be heard in Washington and on the border.
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