The Biden administration has decided to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, but announced sending troops to stabilize the island nation was “not on the agenda.” In a joint new conference on Thursday, Joe Biden said a number of American Marines would be sent to the embassy to reinforce security after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
The Biden administration warns Cubans and Haitians fleeing unrest against migrating by sea to the U.S., despite ongoing protests in the two Caribbean islands.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has addressed the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. During an interview Wednesday, she called the attack a horrific crime. She said the administration is gathering details and working closely with the U.S. Embassy in the Caribbean country.