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NBC News published this video item, entitled “Mayorkas To Haitians, Cubans: ‘Do Not Try To Come To The U.S. By Sea'” – below is their description.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned Haitians and Cubans to not try to come to the U.S. illegally by sea. Both Caribbean nations are dealing with upheaval and unrest. NBC News’ Julia Ainsley explains how immigrants feel about the warning.
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In This Story: Haiti
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.
Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.