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  • Over the past year, the United States government has sent more than 25,000 asylum seekers back to Haiti while the country is in the throes of chaos. A full-scale war is under way in the capital, Port-Au-Prince, between rival gangs that are fighting for territory and influence.

    Homicides and kidnappings have soared since Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was killed in 2021.

    The Biden administration has used a controversial tool known as Title 42 to deport the majority of the Haitian asylum seekers, essentially using the COVID-19 health crisis as a pretext to avoid hearing asylum claims.

    The programme was first implemented by the Trump administration and international human rights groups have widely criticised the practice as discriminatory against Black asylum seekers.

    On this episode of Fault Lines, we travel to Haiti during this tumultuous time to see how deportees are coping with this crisis.

    Senior Producer: Jeremy Young
    Correspondent: Femi Oke
    Director of Photography: Neil Brandvold
    Additional Camera: Singeli Agnew
    Editor: Warwick Meade
    Executive Producer: Laila Al-Arian
    Haiti Producer: Jeremy Dupin
    Fact-checking: Abdulai Bah

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    Deported by the US, Haitians are living in peril | Fault Lines

    Over the past year, the United States government has sent more than 25,000 asylum seekers back to Haiti while the country is in the throes of chaos. A full-scale war is under way in the capital, Port-Au-Prince, between rival gangs that are fighting for territory and influence.

    Homicides and kidnappings have soared since Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise was killed in 2021.

    The Biden administration has used a controversial tool known as Title 42 to deport the majority of the Haitian asylum seekers, essentially using the COVID-19 health crisis as a pretext to avoid hearing asylum claims.

    The programme was first implemented by the Trump administration and international human rights groups have widely criticised the practice as discriminatory against Black asylum seekers.

    On this episode of Fault Lines, we travel to Haiti during this tumultuous time to see how deportees are coping with this crisis.

    Senior Producer: Jeremy Young
    Correspondent: Femi Oke
    Director of Photography: Neil Brandvold
    Additional Camera: Singeli Agnew
    Editor: Warwick Meade
    Executive Producer: Laila Al-Arian
    Haiti Producer: Jeremy Dupin
    Fact-checking: Abdulai Bah

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    Sadaf Baloch says:

    Can al Jazeera make a documentary on the slavery culture in Qatar , they treat domestic workers like slave and violence is very common

    Rosienante says:

    What the world we are living

    Jevon Williams says:

    America and france and canada etc dont like haiti

    Terry Mullins says:

    Why don’t they sort out there own country.

    Aimee says:

    Terry, in many countries the United States was directly involved in installing brutal dictatorships. How do you sort that out????? 😮

    Wilner Olivier says:

    @J W Still not an excuse!! 2 wrongs don’t make a right.

    Emma Lee says:

    @J W foreign interference? What proof you have US did anything on there? We don’t want this people just come here! Take care of their problem at their own home.

    DignaJL says:

    @J W African people told them already they can go over, but Globalists (Biden administration) amount others doesn’t want it. They benefit from this power of political control. They support ONG so they drained this poor individual to Labor, which is about power.

    jamac ismacil says:

    I am so sorry those unfortunate born in Haiti even they are worst situation in Africa, they are hopeless and homeless, i urge US don’t back these people.

    Papo Papo says:

    Listen, Don’t worry , Izrael had the same problem in the past. They didn’t have a land .
    We will rise again. Don’t worry. God is in Control!!

    Md Jalil says:

    Israel is illegal country.they killing the philistians and day by day occupying their land.israel will be banished in time

    Abs is Fabs says:

    Why do black people in the world are the poorest and most discriminated on? Why is it that a country that is suffering and struggling are always the black people countries? So sad to watch their situation being the most unfortunate in the world. I hope the richest people will help them.

    G Eak says:

    Look at how the help has done so far.

    Emma Lee says:

    Help only works when those who get helped work out their problems. Not just sitting there expecting help!

    DignaJL says:

    @Abs is Fabs it won’t happen, the moment they try it would get killed. Is the ONG in control here. ONG are heartless individuals looking to get the best at all. Soros, Clinton Bill Gate. Wake up.

    Lewis C says:

    We waz kangz and shiet!! 🤣

    Ann SH-EN says:

    The US authorities give all Cubans permanent residence and the US nationality, they also invite Ukrainian citizens, but they always catch Haitians and discriminate Mexicans. NO DISCRIMINATION

    Heinard Trinidad says:

    The US wants Dominican Republic a poor country to receive all haitian migrants, they don’t want Haitians in US, they want it in DR, and that will not happen, we are fed up with that situation.

    Emma Lee says:

    @Heinard Trinidad Dominican Republic, Guatemala supposed to take all the migrants. US pay them money for it! Instead that they just let them sly by. No more!

    Cool_Cat007 Smoove says:

    Indeed

    bro jwz2 says:

    Send them to qatar

    benny viper says:

    in san Francisco I seen lots white homeless taking drugs omg in America lots jobs

    Aimee says:

    If you haven’t read Warsan Shire’s poem titled Home, please do; it’s extremely powerful. Dan Foote stepped down for what is an appalling and, I argue, an illegal policy.

    fatkens says:

    Too bad for my people 😭

    aped says:

    Hope the home invasion the guy did was worth it.

    Cool_Cat007 Smoove says:

    Indeed

    Haddly Negla says:

    Good documentary that will help civil society to engage further in the salvation of our country since the pseudo government(s) has(have) not ever cared of the people’s fate. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

    Al Jazeera English says:

    Many thanks for watching and for your comment, dear Haddly. We appreciate your feedback. 🙌

    Haddly Negla says:

    @Al Jazeera English Thank YOU Al Jazeera. I really appreciate the real effort that you are making professionally over Haiti’s situation. I’d wish that you keep following the evolution of the situation and allow for more insight and attention to what’s happening here. Keep doing the great work.

    Rev. Esther Theodore New Life Royalty says:

    Thank you so much for this. Its necessary. God bless

    paul gifis says:

    Blacks and Mexican need to step up and build up their own country. Start by creating jobs and education for your own people.

    Cool_Cat007 Smoove says:

    Indeed

    Don Hughesman says:

    SEND PRIME MINISTER BLACKFACE TO HAITI IN FULL COSTUME TO HAND DELIVER OUR MONEY. THEYLL KNOW WHAT TO DO

    CammieGee says:

    There is a huge contrast with how Haitian migrants and Cuban migrants are treated

    Cool_Cat007 Smoove says:

    Not to be mean, but he’s in the situation because of his bad decisions. If he operated in wisdom he would have not be in this situation. You reap what you sow. It’s really unfortunate…

    Sal Marciano says:

    is that all you’ve taken away from this documentary?

    Common Sense says:

    My great grandfather Sir Thomas Kitts “took to the sea”

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