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Haitians, Philly Councilmembers Protest, Slam Biden Administration’s Border Policies

Kimberly Paynter
Joel Leon protested in solidarity with Haitians at the border and against the Biden administration’s deportation of Haitian asylum-seekers at City Hall in Philadelphia on September 28, 2021.

Haitians in Philly came out Tuesday to slam the Biden administration’s recent border policies. WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Laura Benshoff has more on the backlash against the president.

(Original air-date: 9/30/21)

Laura Benshoff covers stories of statewide interest for Keystone Crossroads and WHYY, with a focus on immigration. She previously reported on the suburbs, public education, and mental health. Her work has aired nationally on NPR, Marketplace and Reveal/CIR. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. Laura attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She diligently works at speaking Spanish and knows a little French.