The U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, has officially resigned after only being in the position for just a few months and has reportedly thrown scathing criticism at Biden in his resignation letter as he did so.
The resignation letter, which was addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as reported by The Associated Press, seems to sling accusations at the administration of attempting to pursue an “inhumane, counterproductive” policy for the deportation of Haitian migrants.
“I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs to daily life,” stated Foote in the resignation letter. “Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my policy recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different from my own.”
Haitian migrants have been the hot topic across many circles recently, which is due to the Biden administration’s poor handling of the crisis at the Southern border, especially at the city of Del Rio, Texas, at which a few thousand illegal aliens have started gathering in the hopes of forcing their way into staying in the United States. Estimates have seen the number of migrants in the area around Del Rio at about 14,000 individuals.
While the Biden administration stated it plans to expel the Haitian migrants currently camped out in Del Rio and has already started by expelling a few back to Haiti, one official in the U.S. stated to the Associated Press that the Haitian migrants were being freed into the U.S. on a “very, very large scale.”
As reported by the Associated Press:
The releases come despite a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants a chance to seek asylum. A third U.S. official not authorized to discuss operations said there were seven daily flights to Haiti planned starting Wednesday.
Ten flights arrived in Haiti from Sunday to Tuesday in planes designed for 135 passengers, according to Haitian officials, who didn’t provide a complete count but said six of those flights carried 713 migrants combined.
As reported by The Washing Post, which managed to obtain a copy of the resignation letter in question, Foots also had issues with the administration’s policy of backing Ariel Henry in the was of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise back in July.
“The hubris that makes us believe we should pick the winner — again — is impressive,” read the letter.
In the wake of the assassination, a Haitian prosecutor started going after charges aimed at Henry in connection with the death of the president, allegedly due to the fact that Henry made a phone call to a suspect in the assassination just a scant few hours before the man was killed, as reported France24.