Homeland Security chief, Haiti president discuss refugees
PORT-AU-PRINCE | Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly made a brief visit to Haiti on Wednesday less than two weeks after the Trump administration suggested that 58,000 Haitians in the U.S. should get ready to return home.
Mr. Kelly met privately with President Jovenel Moise and other officials on the grounds that used to house Haiti’s domed National Palace before it pancaked in a devastating 2010 earthquake.
After a 90-minute meeting, Mr. Kelly said he told Moise that the two countries could “work together as we move forward on any future extensions” for Haitians facing repatriation from the U.S. But he stressed that the United States’ humanitarian program for Haitians was never meant to be permanent.