The answer, according to government officials, community organizers working with refugees and those who follow developments in the island nation may be as far-ranging as the island nation’s troubles are deep. But among those who watch the world’s first black republic closely, some are also pointing a finger directly at the U.S., its first black president and its still-unreformed immigration policy.
\”Of course, it\’s poverty. Of course, it\’s the after-effects of a devastating earthquake,\” said Steve Forester, the U.S.-based immigration policy coordinator at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. \”Conditions are what they are in Haiti. But without question, the Obama administration has failed to provide one measure of relief, to release some of the pressure on that island that at this point could save lives.\” via – The Root