Sunday, October 24, 2021
Advocates say US immigration is rooted in anti-Blackness. Here's how policies puts Black migrants at risk
It is no real surprise that ant-Black sentiment in U.S. social life influences the treatment of Haitian migrants, which has been in the news. Presidents George Bush (the first one) and Bill Clinton employed the extraordinary interdiction policy directed at the Haitians. The Biden administration made the headlines with Haitians chased by horseback on the U.S./Mexico border and then deported in masses.
DeArbea Walker for The Insider looks at how the harsh treatment of Haitian migrants fits into anti-Blackness in U.S. history. The article quotes Professor Alina Das: "From the beginning, race had everything to do with who belonged in the United States and was a significant driver of these concepts of citizenship and immigration."