At least 25,000 Haitian migrants who made it to the US after fleeing endemic gang violence and poverty have been expelled since September 2021 under the Title 42 public health law, which was introduced by the Trump administration and then continued by the Biden administration. A district court judge recently ordered that the policy be brought to an end.
The experiences of Haitians deported from the US under Title 42 are the focus of Fault Lines’ forthcoming documentary ‘No Country For Haitians’. The film highlights how deported asylum seekers commonly endure separation from family, as well as threats of attack by gang members. Others are swept up by Haitian authorities and imprisoned without charge.