The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has officially consulted with Brazil to see if the country can take in some Haitians staying in camps on the border between the two countries. United State it’s the MexicoAccording to Reuters news agency.
Without referring to the request of the International Organization for Migration – the migration arm of the United Nations -, Itamaraty stated in a note that “the issue has been addressed in talks between authorities from several countries and is being analyzed in light of current legislation”.
The request of the International Organization for Migration comes at the time of the US President, Joe Biden, is facing mounting pressure to solve another migration crisis, as thousands of Haitians attempt to enter the country illegally.
About 12,000 Haitians are expected to be expelled from the United States in The crisis has already presented horrific scenes such as customers on horseback “chasing” immigrants (See photo above and video below).
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The US special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned from his post on Thursday (23), two months after his appointment, due to the crisis. (see video below).
In a letter, the State Department’s special envoy denounced the Biden government’s deportation and said: “I will not add my voice to the inhuman and counterproductive decision.”.
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Who can be sent to Brazil
Two sources told Reuters that the International Organization for Migration has asked Brazil to take in Haitians who have Brazilian children or who have passed through Brazil before entering Mexico. They say that the first application is likely to be accepted.
The International Organization for Migration, when contacted, through its Mexican office, said it had a “voluntary return program that assists migrants of different nationalities”. The organization said, without giving further details, that “the implementation of this program requires an agreement between the countries concerned.”
Haitian immigrants gather under a bridge in Texas, near the US-Mexico border, in yet another immigration crisis for government Joe Biden – Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo
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