Congresswoman Nikema Williams Condemns Inhumane Treatment of Haitian Migrants
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), issued the following statement on the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border:
“The historic treatment of Black people seeking refuge around the world is marked with violence and abuse,” said Congresswoman Williams. “Sadly we are witnessing history repeat itself and it must end. People should never be treated in the manner we are seeing at our border. The United States must always uphold our values and be a beacon of hope and opportunity. The Haitian Diaspora has suffered greatly over the last month, enduring natural disasters, political upheaval and continued extreme poverty. That’s why I cosponsored with Rep. Al Green (TX-09) a resolution condemning the inhumane treatment of those fleeing the crises in Haiti by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at our southern border. I will continue working with my fellow House Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration to identify dignified solutions for the Haitian people.”
Read the full resolution text HERE.