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Groups Work to Stop Deportations to Haiti Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Groups Work to Stop Deportations to Haiti Amid Coronavirus Pandemic NBCMiami / Willard Shepard / April 23, 2020There's outcry from the Haitian community in South Florida and one member of Congress over deporting Haitians back to the island in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, after advocates say Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported almost 130 people Thursday. Recent video taken…

Why Haitian nationals have a tougher time returning home than deportees from the U.S.

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Why Haitian nationals have a tougher time returning home than deportees from the U.S.Miami Herald / Jacqueline Charles / April 22, 2020Haitians stranded by the coronavirus in the United States are finding that it's a lot easier to get back home if you're a U.S. deportee than if you're a tourist stuck abroad. Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, confirming in a radio interview that the…

Frederica Wilson: Future Coronavirus Stimulus Efforts Should Ensure No More Haiti Deportations

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Frederica Wilson: Future Coronavirus Stimulus Efforts Should Ensure No More Haiti DeportationsFlorida Daily / Kevin Derby / April 14, 2020This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., called on congressional leaders to include in any future coronavirus stimulus efforts a proposal to "bar the administration from deporting Haitian nationals for the duration of the global pandemic. "In…

Wilson Leads Growing Call for Suspension of Deportations to Haiti

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Miami, Florida – Congresswoman Wilson led a letter to House leadership asking that any future coronavirus response package bar the administration from deporting Haitian nationals for the duration of the global pandemic.In March, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said that it would delay most deportations and that public safety was its top priority, but on Tuesday,…

In letter to House leaders, Rep. Wilson calls for suspension of deportations to Haiti

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In letter to House leaders, Rep. Wilson calls for suspension of deportations to HaitiWSVN / April 13, 2020MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida congresswoman is leading the charge in an effort to end deportations to Haiti during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter addressed to House of Representatives leaders and signed by more than two dozen representatives, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson,…

Frederica Wilson, Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Call on DHS to Stop Haiti Deportations Due to Coronavirus

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Frederica Wilson, Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Call on DHS to Stop Haiti Deportations Due to CoronavirusFlorida Daily/ Kevin Derby / April 8, 2020Insisting that Haiti does not have the healthcare resources to battle coronavirus, nine Democrats representing Florida in the U.S. House called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reverse plans to deport Haitians who were…

ICE Urged To Take Action To Limit Spread of COVID-19 Among Employees & Detainees In South Florida

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ICE Urged To Take Action To Limit Spread of COVID-19 Among Employees & Detainees In South FloridaSouth Florida Caribean News / April 8, 2020MIAMI – Today (April 8), U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led her colleagues on a letter to Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Matthew Albence to express…

A Haitian man, exposed to the coronavirus, was taken off ICE deportation flight at last minute

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A Haitian man, exposed to the coronavirus, was taken off ICE deportation flight at last minuteMiami Herald / Monique O. Madan and Jacqueline Charles / April 7, 2020A Haitian national who had been exposed to COVID-19 respiratory disease while in federal immigration custody was not among a group of detainees deported back to Haiti by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday. …

Trumps Continued Deportations Threaten to Accelerate Pandemic in Haiti

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Trump's Continued Deportations Threaten to Accelerate Pandemic in HaitiYuba New / America's Voice / April 7, 2020Washington, D.C. April 7, 2020 – Observers are highlighting how the Trump administration is recklessly continuing to deport people back to countries such as Haiti and Guatemala – despite the obvious public health risks and potential to accelerate the spread of…

Wilson Leads Letter to DHS Urging a Halt to Haiti Deportations

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Miami, FL – In response to the Department of Homeland Security's plan to deport Haitians on Tuesday, April 7, Congresswoman Wilson led a letter to Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf urging him to reverse this decision."Like many of the countries to which migrants are being repatriated, Haiti lacks the public health infrastructure to prevent the spread of the virus or to treat a large…