Activists and members of the Haitian diaspora gathered Friday in Boston to protest the Biden administration’s recent expulsion of Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border.
The migrants, who were trying to cross the Rio Grande and reach an encampment in the border town of Del Rio, Texas, faced dire conditions if they reached the camp. Many were turned away and immediately sent back to Haiti.
Photos of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on horseback chasing down migrants as they crossed the river drew outrage last week. Some of the photographs showed agents on horseback appearing to use their reins as whips, which some politicians and activists likened to images of slavery.
The Boston protest, which was held in front of the JFK Building in Government Center, was hosted by the nonprofit organization Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (HAU).
Dieufort Fleurissaint, chair of HAU, said Haiti — which in recent
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