U.S. diplomat to Haiti has resigned over the Biden administration’s “inhumane” decision to deport thousands of Haitians attempting to enter the U.S. back to the island nation.
- Ambassador Daniel Foote, a Special Envoy for Haiti, wrote in his resignation letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he could not be associated with the government’s “inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees.” He has been in his post for two months.
- Foote added that the U.S. approach to Haiti “remains deeply flawed,” and that his advice has been ignored.
- The move comes days after jarring images circulated from the Texas border with Mexico, where thousands of Haitian migrants arrived after migrating through other Latin American countries.
- Foote, who has spent his career in the Foreign Service, was appointed as Special Envoy in July.