In the wake of multiple crises in Haiti, including social unrest, growing poverty, and security concerns, thousands of Haitian nationals have fled to the Texas border seeking asylum. National Bar Association (NBA) President Carlos Moore is set to visit the Haitian immigrant encampment at the Del Rio, Texas border today alongside Attorney James Bryant, Chairman of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network – Alix Desulme, and Guerline Jozef, Executive Director of the Haitian Bridge Alliance.
“The images surfacing from Del Rio depicting the way our Haitian brothers and sisters are being mistreated are appalling and disheartening to say the least. As President of the National Bar Association, I believe it is always my duty to ensure that I use my personal legal acumen as well as my influence to help those who need it most. I will be visiting the encampment today to stand in solidarity with the people of Haiti and to pledge my ongoing support.”
In a press release issued, earlier this week, President Moore called for an empathetic response urging the Biden administration to treat the Haitian migrants with dignity, respect, and the rule of law.
The National Bar Association is partnering with the Haitian Bridge Alliance and is committed to collaborating with other organizations to provide legal assistance to Haitian migrants.
President Moore will tour the International Bridge Gate around 3PM CST, and he, Executive Director Jozef, and Chair Desulme will host a press conference soon after assessing the situation on the ground.