Haiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue | TheHill

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Haitian Prime Minister Ari...
el Henry warned the international community Saturday that global migration will continue as long as there is inequality.

In a video address to the United Nations General Assembly, Henry, who took office in July shortly after Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's assassination, argued that "human beings, fathers and mothers who have children, are always going to flee poverty and conflict," according to The Associated Press.

"We do not wish to challenge the right of a sovereign state to control the entry borders into its territory, or to send back to the country of origin those who enter a country illegally," he said, but noted that world leaders should expect overwhelming levels of migration to persist.


"Migration will continue as long as the planet has both wealthy areas, whilst most of the world's population lives in poverty, even extreme poverty, without any prospects of a better life," he argued, the AP reported.

The prime minister's comments come following an effort by the Biden administration to remove thousands of Haitian migrants from the southern U.S. border.

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