US official in Haiti apologizes for treatment of migrants
October 3, 2021
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A top U.S. official on Friday apologized for how Haitian migrants were treated along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it's not how border officials or the Department of Homeland Security behave.
The comments from Juan Gonzalez, the U.S. National Security Council's senior director for the Western Hemisphere, came during a two-day official visit to Haiti to talk with local leaders about migration and other issues.
"I want to say that it was an injustice, that it was wrong," he said. "The proud people of Haiti and any migrant deserve to be treated with dignity."