4,000 Haitians on 36 deportation flights in May
The Biden administration expelled nearly 4,000 Haitians on 36 deportation flights in May, a significant increase over the previous three months.
An emergency public health rule has allowed border officials to quickly expel migrants during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eduardo Maia Silva, a spokesman for the Homeland Security Department, said the public health rule applies to migrants from all countries and “is not specific to Haitian nationals.”
In September, the US government gave the organization $13.1 million intended to help Haitians getting off expulsion flights, providing cash and other assistance to help them to reintegrate.