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U.S. Special Envoy To Haiti Quits Over Deportations Of Haitian Refugees


The US special envoy for Haiti has resigned in protest over the deportation of Haitian migrants.


The decision to return migrants fleeing an earthquake and political instability was "inhumane", senior diplomat Daniel Foote said in a damning letter.


"With deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes, I resign from my position as Special Envoy for Haiti, effective immediately," Daniel Foote, wrote. "I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs in control of daily life."


"Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different than my own," he added.


The State Department confirmed Foote's resignation and thanked him for his service. Foote has been the special envoy since July 22.



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