Sunny Hostin held nothing back when she called out the treatment of the Haitian migrants in a now viral discussion on The View.
This has been in response to the disturbing footage showing U.S. Border Patrol officers whipping and abusing Haitian migrants who are seeking asylum.
“This is why your country’s shit, because you use your women for this!” — mounted Border Patrol officer to Haitian migrant he was riding down, as he sheltered with his family.
One of the scenes we saw on the Rio Grande. Watch our video:
— John Holman (@johnholman100) September 20, 2021
She noted that the White House has vowed to accept thousands of Afghan refugees while at the same time violently forcing Haitian migrants to leave.
The United States and the White House has promised to bring 95,000 Afghans here. And I’m not saying they shouldn’t be brought here, because they should be.
That is the promise of this country.
But if you can bring 95,000 Afghans here, then why are you sending 86 Haitians back on an airplane to a country that has been devastated?
It’s not about whether or not there’s a way, it’s not about whether there’s a pandemic.”
She continued to say:
“This policy started with the Trump administration. It’s called Title 42 and the Trump administration decided to ban migrants – refugees – from coming.
So when people say ‘well get in line’, there is no line because of the Trump administration.”
“There has never been a line for Haitians. I take this personally because my husband is Haitian. I have been to Haiti plenty of times and it is a beautiful, beautiful country.”
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On Twitter one user made the point that The US has always had an anti Haiti immigration policy:
The US has ALWAYS had an anti Haiti immigration policy. The real question is why haven’t immigration activists ever challenged it? I wrote HWB about it in ’91. Ages ago it should have been looked into. W/the border/ and all immigration ugliness, now is not the time.
— SharonCapel (@SharonCapel) September 21, 2021
This wouldn’t be the first time Haitians were forced to go back to their home country, similarly in 1994 according to CNN. Then-President Bill Clinton sent a delegation in 1994 that reached a peace deal and restored Haiti’s president Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.
By then, thousands of Haitians tried to flee to the United States by attempting the 600-mile passage to Florida in small, overcrowded boats just to be forced back into the country.
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