More than 15,000 Haitian asylum seekers and migrants recently made the news after trying to enter the United States. Images from Del Rio, Texas began to surface of border patrol agents riding horses and using whips on Haitian migrants. Many were polarized however this type of treatment is nothing new for the United States and how it treats Haitians. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 2018-2021 only 4.62% of Haitian asylum seekers were granted asylum by the U.S. The lowest rate among 84 groups during the study.
Tune in as I share additional infomation and history on the relationship between the United States and Haiti.
The second hour features music from Machel Montano, Kes, Kerwin Dubois, Olatunji, Beenie Man, Mr.Vegas, Konshens, Aidonia, Patrice Roberts, and more!
To support Haitian Migrants & Aslyum Seekers
Haitian Bridge Alliance
Haitian Immigrant Bail Assistant Project (HIBAP) helps pay bail to free detained refugees, asylum seekers, TPS holders, and other undocumented immigrants.
Houston Haitians United has worked to connect and uplift Houston’s Haitian community. Now, the organization is on the ground helping run a shelter where volunteers are providing Haitian food and supplies, translation services, COVID tests, and even hairstyling.
Undocublack is a support network that advocates for undocumented Black immigrants by building community, providing education and training, and organizing for immigrant rights and racial justice.
Border Kindness was founded in 2018 in response to the caravan of migrants from Central America. Since it has continued to provide food, shelter, medical services, transportation, and legal services for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants of all kinds. The group is offering support services to Haitian asylum seekers who have passed through the border.
Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition provides food, supplies, and transportation to newly arrived refugees who have gotten through border patrol.
Black Immigrants Bail Fund is a collaborative effort from the Haitian Bridge Alliance and the Detroit-based African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs whose ultimate goal is to end the mass incarceration of Black immigrants.
Detention Watch Network is a national coalition whose goal is to abolish immigration detention in the United States. It recently hosted a national day of action to stop the deportations and continues to organize for the rights of immigrants.
World Central Kitchen is an international organization that goes wherever there are hungry people to feed. It’s currently on the ground in Del Rio, feeding hot meals and fresh fruit to Haitian asylum seekers.