Former special envoy calls Biden Haiti policy a ‘recipe for disaster’

Former special envoy calls Biden Haiti policy a ‘recipe for disaster’


The Biden administration’s former special envoy for Haiti has warned that the White House approach to the crisis-hit Caribbean nation is following a “recipe for disaster.”

Daniel Foote resigned in September after the administration expelled thousands of asylum-seekers of Haitian origin, many of whom had created a makeshift encampment near the Texas border town of Del Rio. 

“Desperate people without anything being reintroduced into a city with tens of thousands of displaced people already from the gangs [is a] recipe for disaster,” Foote told The Hill ​on ​Monday, referring to ​Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.​

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Haiti is still reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in August that killed more than 2,000 people and caused widespread damage.

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