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Protests Surround Planned Deportations To Haiti (CBS Miami)

By. CBS Miami Dec 20, 2010 LITTLE HAITI  – Immigrant advocates staged a protest in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood Monday against the detention and pending deportations of hundreds of Haitians.  The Haitians all have criminal records and are being detained in preparation for deportations scheduled to begin in mid-January, when regular flights to and from Haiti are expected to resume. “We are sending a clear message to the Obama administration to stop this nonsense right now!” declared Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami.  “To be spending taxpayer dollars to lock people up and send them back to Haiti at Christmas time is not only unfair, it’s criminal.” Cheryl Little, of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), said approximately 100 Haitians held at the Krome detention facility in West Miami-Dade were recently transferred to facilities in rural Louisiana, without access […]

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