Haiti – FLASH: France accused of racism and xenophobia towards the Haitians of Guadeloupe
| Association 'Tet Kole' member of the Federation of Franco-Haitian Associations of Guadeloupe and the Collective Haiti of France informs you of the more than worrying situation of Haitians living in Guadeloupe. |
[…] we note for some time, that the Haitian population of Guadeloupe is victim of more and more of non-respect of human rights […] fed by the contempt of some public administrations.
To illustrate our point Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in the United States (Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in addition to the Consulate General of Haiti in Guadeloupe which confirms their legality.
[Article in French] A recommendation transformed into an obligation by the sub-prefecture. Such a decision is more than restrictive and extremely discriminatory because it concerns only Haitians living in Guadeloupe.
The embassy claims 25 euros per legal extract. In addition to the additional costs imposed on families in precarious situations, there is a list of documents which are very difficult to obtain in Haiti
– Copy of the identity document of the applicant
It seems to us that the Consulate of Haiti has full competence for the legalization of these documents. By taking such a measure, the Ministry of Europe and the subprefecture are putting a further brake on the community's desire to integrate.
[…] In addition, the subprefecture refuses to give the message required by the Embassy of France to users, in all likelihood it is not even aware of the list of documents required for legalization. However, this list was sent by the associations to alert them to the difficulties caused.
[…] That decision shall also include the Haitian consulate in Guadeloupe, which, as a consequence, shall not be liable to the payment of less than one per cent. return to the extracts of Haiti by their own means […]
[…] This decision is only another one of the feet of the Haitians of Guadeloupe. As a reminder, our people are daily victims of racism and xenophobia and we would like to be treated differently by the public service
[…] Some agents of the police, and the PAF (franklin et al., 2001).
Obligations to leave the territory (OQTF) are signed in turn by the sub-prefecture of Pointe-à-Pitre for people who have been living illegally for 10, 15, 20 years and more in the area because they can not regularize their situation.
[…] Another example, residence permits are issued by the sub-prefecture with two or three months of validity, or even outright expired.
This is only a brief record of the administrative abuses suffered by the Haitian population of Guadeloupe. These practices do not honor France, country of the human rights and the citizen. […] “
HL / HaitiLibre