US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

U.S. officials say the Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti’s president. Even before the migrant expulsions from the small Texas border town of Del Rio, the career diplomat was known to be deeply frustrated with what he considered a lack of urgency in Washington and a glacial pace on efforts to improve conditions in Haiti. The State Department criticized Foote for resigning at such a critical juncture and pushed back against suggestions that his policy prescriptions were overlooked.

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9/23/2021 1:20:06 PM (GMT -5:00)