Sisters of Mercy call for humane treatment of Haitian migrants
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas join with people worldwide in expressing outrage over the shocking treatment of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States in Del Rio, Texas. Haitian women, children and men have been among our most vulnerable sisters and brothers. In recent months, Haiti has experienced a political assassination, a massive earthquake and a fierce hurricane. These catastrophic events further burden a nation with a long history of political upheaval and widespread, grinding poverty, conditions often exacerbated by U.S. policy over the years. We call on the Biden administration to immediately end deportation flights to Haiti and to undertake measures to ensure that all Haitian migrants have the right to make their case.
Statement revised September 27, 2021