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No country for Haitians: deported from the USA

Fault Lines follows the lives of Haitians deported from the United States to a country of increasing violence and instability.

Over the past year, the United States government has returned more than 25,000 asylum seekers to Haiti as the country descends into chaos. In the capital, Port-Au-Prince, a full-blown war is raging between rival gangs fighting for territory and influence.

Homicides and kidnappings have surged since the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in 2021.

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

The program was first implemented by the Trump administration and international human rights groups have widely criticized the practice as discriminatory against black asylum seekers.

In this episode of fault linesAt this turbulent time, let’s travel to Haiti to see how deportees are coping with this crisis.

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