LCV Statement on Mistreatment of Haitian Immigrants on the U.S. border

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the current severe mistreatment of Haitian immigrants on the U.S. border, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski: 

“The inhumane treatment of Haitian people seeking refuge from political violence and natural disasters–both made worse by climate change–is simply unacceptable and must end now. These horrific actions must be investigated and those responsible held accountable. Climate change will only continue to fuel these crises, particularly for regions with high rates of poverty, altered climate conditions, food, water and housing instability, and a high risk of further disaster. Our government should be offering protection to Black refugees and asylum-seekers, not contributing to their further oppression. As an immediate step, we are calling for the Biden administration to secure these people’s wellbeing by providing asylum, and immediately ending expulsions through the use of Title 42.” 

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