President Biden’s special envoy to Haiti suddenly resigned on Thursday after being appointed to the position in July. Ambassador Daniel Foote said in his resignation letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he refuses to take part in the “inhumane” deportation of Haitian migrants.
Fox News reports:
“With deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes, I resign from my position as Special Envoy for Haiti, effective immediately,” Foote, a career member of the foreign service, wrote. “I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs in control of daily life.”
“Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different than my own,” he added.
Foote was appointed to his post in July, following the assassination of Haiti’s president.
Foote, in his resignation letter, described the “suffering” of the people of Haiti, and said that the country “simply cannot support the forced infusion of thousands of returned migrants lacking food, shelter, and money without additional, avoidable human tragedy.”
President Biden’s recent push to deport thousands of migrants that crowded beneath a Texas overpass has caught the attention of media institutions across the country when the shocking images came to light.