Hudson Valley congressman outraged over assassination of Haitian president

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WASHINGTON – Hudson Valley Congressman Mondaire Jones (D, NY-17) who represents a large Haitian-American population in his Rockland-Westchester district, said he is “horrified to learn of the assassination of President Moïse of Haiti.”

Jones said Haiti is “in the midst of a deepening humanitarian and political crisis that demands action. To start, the Biden Administration should immediately honor my request, in a letter signed by 30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, that it establish a process to return individuals unjustly deported from the U.S. to Haiti, including my constituent Paul Pierrilus.”

The freshman lawmaker said as someone who grew up in, and now represents, the district with its large Haitian-American population, “I want Haiti and its people to know peace, and I’ll continue working to make that happen. In the meantime, my team and I are closely monitoring the situation and stand ready to assist any constituents impacted by this crisis in any way that we can.”