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Haitian migrants use a dam to cross the river from Mexico to the U.S. in September. (AP photo/Eric Gay)

BROOKLYN — A group of Haitian-Americans are heading to Washington, D.C., to demand an end to the Biden Administration’s use of Title 42, which immigration advocates say limits Haitian asylum seekers’ rights.

“We think it’s a racist policy, we want it revoked,” rally organizer Jackson Rockingster said, of Title 42.

“We want more humane immigration policy, we want to remind everyone that this is a nation of immigrants,” said Rockingster, chair of Little Haiti BK, a nonprofit that is organizing the trip to rally in front of the White House.  “We are part of America, and we’ve always contributed.” 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.