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by Cat on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 04:56:06 PM EST
USAID Administrator Samantha Power's Call with Prime Minister of Haiti
The Administrator received Prime Minister Henry's assessment of developments on the ground and made clear that the United States and USAID are committed to supporting his government by quickly addressing Haiti's urgent humanitarian needs. They discussed ways the United States can be most effective in providing the Haitian people with the help they need, including support for ongoing search and rescue efforts in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.
August 26, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Haiti
Administrator Power, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele S. Sison, [et al.] conducted an aerial tour of affected areas in southwestern Haiti. The group then visited the commune of Maniche, in Les Cayes Depart, where they surveyed damage and discussed priority needs with community members and local first responders.
root causes, SOUTHCOM Commander Admiral Rev. Mr Faller
Administrator Power held a press conference in Port-au-Prince where she began by expressing her profound condolences to the families of the US service members and Afghans who were killed in Kabul today. She then described how USAID's $32 million < cue Dr Evil pinkie > in just-announced humanitarian assistance would support earthquake response efforts, including by supporting humanitarian partners delivering urgently needed health care services, emergency shelter and food, safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation assistance, gender-based violence prevention and response, child protection, and psychosocial support services.
White House seeks over $30B for disaster aid, Afghan refugees, 7 Sep 2021
"The administration is seeking roughly $24 billion for [domestic] disaster relief and $6.4 billion to support the relocation of tens of thousands of Afghans"
by Cat on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 05:50:04 PM EST
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Border killings trigger mass deportation of Haitians from Dominican Republic, 2013 Trujillo-country
The number of Haitians and people of Haitian descent who've been expelled has reached 354, said Josue Michel, a spokesman for the Group for Repatriates and Refugees. Authorities had reported at least 244 people expelled as of Sunday.
The Dominican Republic was among the first countries to respond after the devastating 2010 earthquake in the Haitian capital, and has helped with reconstruction by securing contracts on major infrastructure projects since then. But relations between the two have soured since September when a Dominican court threatened to revoke citizenship for residents of the Dominican Republic of Haitian descent, which could affect 200,000 people.
Congresswoman Wilson urges Biden to suspend deportations to Haiti, 13 Feb 2021
Florida Democratic Congressman Frederica S. Wilson, who represents one of the largest Haitian-American communities in the United States, sent a letter to the Biden administration in response to the recent deportations to Haiti that took place under a federal public health law (rarely used in the past), known as "Title 42", used to restrict asylum seekers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter urges the Biden administration to reverse this practice and suspend all deportations throughout the duration of the Covid pandemic.

Frederica S. Wilson recalls "[...] Haiti has faced severe economic and political struggles for years three centuries, but the COVID-19 pandemic and developing constitutional and security crises have compounded the island-nation's ["]exiting problems["]. Haiti is in no state to be accepting deportation [?] flights and many, if not all, of the migrants who are being sent there pose no national security risk [to USA]," adding "I was heartbroken to hear about the numbers of families and children being sent into these increasingly unstable conditions. While I am grateful for President Biden's leadership in seeking to end this pandemic and encouraged by his vision on immigration reform, we can and must do better."

archived VOA | Pelosi Discusses Haiti Crisis with Diaspora, 4 Oct 2019, The push to get Haitians to 'Hexit' from Democrats, 31 Oct 2019
by Cat on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 06:07:35 PM EST
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IMDB (2001)
"After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard re-examines his attitudes while falling in love with the African-American wife of the last prisoner he executed."
by Cat on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 06:14:49 PM EST
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Monsters and Double Standards, 2008
"Samantha Power, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who in recent years has played a key role in the fight to make ending genocide a major goal of American foreign policy, has been forced to resign from Barack Obama's presidential campaign for calling Hillary Clinton a 'monster.'"
by Cat on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 06:17:49 PM EST
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