Fault Lines follows the lives of Haitians deported from the US to a land of violence and instability.
In the past year, the United States government has returned more than 25,000 asylum seekers to Haiti as the country plunges into chaos. In the capital Port-Au-Prince, a large-scale war is raging between rival gangs fighting for territory and influence.
The number of murders and kidnappings has skyrocketed since Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in 2021.
The Biden administration has used a controversial instrument known as Title 42 to deport the majority of Haitian asylum seekers, essentially using the COVID-19 health crisis as a pretext to prevent asylum applications from being processed.
The program was first implemented by the Trump administration, and international human rights groups have widely criticized the practice as discriminatory against black asylum seekers.
In this episode of Fault lineswe travel to Haiti during this tumultuous time to see how deportees are coping with this crisis.