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A U.S. Border Patrol agent on horseback tries to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Tex., on Sept. 19. (Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. violated international human rights laws and displayed anti-Black discriminatory practices in its treatment of Haitians at the Del Rio border last year, an Amnesty International report released yesterday said.

The research found that the Haitians’ harms were rooted in a combination of anti-Black discrimination and nationality-based discrimination, according to authors at the global human rights nonprofit. 


Amnesty International researches events at Del Rio, Texas one year ago to find human rights abused by Border Control under admin of Pres. Biden.

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She is a 2022 Fellow for the Columbia School of Journalism's Age Boom Academy. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.