Andre Berto, a former boxing welterweight champion, known as on the Biden administration to offer extra assist with Haitians caught on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Berto, who holds twin U.S. and Haiti citizenship, advised TMZ Sports on Wednesday he empathizes with the plight of some Haitians who need to come to the U.S.
“My message to Joe Biden would be for him to get up and do something. Right now is the time. The Haitian people have been pleading, pleading for help for many years,” Berto mentioned.
The 38-year-old is the son of Haitian immigrants and was one among seven siblings who had been born in Winter Haven, Florida. Berto mentioned the Haitians who’ve escaped the nation are “literally trying to find a better life in general.”
“Of course, with a very corrupt government, you’re talking about people that are just trying to find a much better way of life. And to be treated that way here is just sick to see,” he advised TMZ Sports.
He in contrast the scenario with Haitian refugees to the plight of Afghans who fled their dwelling nation because of the Taliban’s take over.
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“I just want equal treatment. You saw what they did with the Afghan refugees. They pretty much brought up over here on a red-carpet type of situation,” Berto mentioned.
“I believe that Biden definitely needs to step up, definitely needs to step up, and to really show us that he really cares.”
Berto additionally tweeted in regards to the scenario on the border on Tuesday.
“Haiti should be royalty to our culture, the first BLACK independent country in the world defeating our European Colonizer in 1804,” he wrote. “But yet they continue to STILL punish our Hero country for such a Rebellious act. ITS TIME TO STAND UP!!!!”
More than 14,000 Haitian migrants have camped beneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after a surge in border crossings, with stories of tens of hundreds extra on the best way.
On Thursday, Biden’s particular envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned, saying he is not going to participate within the United States’ “inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees” amid a surge in migrants from Haiti throughout the southern border.
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