Obama Sends Mixed Messages to Haitians

January 20, 2010 by Jessica Acee · Comment
Filed under: Immigration, International 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to relocate hundreds of detainees from the Krome detention center in Miami to make room for Haitian migrants they fear will swarm America ports.

This is in addition to the other drastic measures, like broadcasting messages from US cargo planes flying over Haiti, that DHS has taken to make sure no Haitians try to migrate here.

This stands in stark contrast to Obama’s message of support for the Haitian people. “You will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten,” he said last week, and stopped to compose himself. “In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you.”

Maybe he meant to say, “We stand with you as long as you stay put and do as we say.”

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