Podcast: Our nation’s Haitian double standard

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The population of Del Rio in Texas has increased by half over the past month. Many of the refugees are from Haiti and have set up a tent town under a freeway bridge. They hope to have a chance at living in the United States. However, the Biden administration doesn’t seem so friendly.

This is not a new concept for Haitians. The U.S. has treated Haitians in a different way than other migrants from Western Hemisphere for decades.

Today, we visit the Del Rio camp to hear from Haitians who have been staying there. We dive into the refugee double standard, which has immigration activists comparing Donald Trump to President Biden. Note: This episode discusses thoughts about suicide.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times Houston bureau chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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