U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti Resigns

Cites Inhumane Treatment of Haitian Refugees by Border Control

Daniel Foote, Special Envoy to Haiti, announced his resignation on Thursday. Appointed following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, Mr. Foote was brought on by the president’s administration to help represent the U.S. as Haiti recovered from its loss. His resignation was due to recent news reports of the U.S. Border Patrol’s mounted troops using whips to round up Haitian refugees seeking asylum in the United States. 

A portion of Mr. Foote’s resignation letter stated that he would not associate with the inhumane and counterproductive deportation of Haitians. He wrote, “Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my policy recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different from my own.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration to seek God’s wisdom in addressing the treatment of Haitian refugees.
  • That the State Department would have discernment in interacting with the nation of Haiti regarding unrest there. 
  • For the Lord to stabilize Haiti and bring peace to the island nation. 

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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