Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

U.S. Government Resumes Deportations to Haiti Amid Spiraling Cholera Outbreak and Worsening Humanitarian Situation December 14, 2010 The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) announced on December 9 that it has lifted the ban on deportations to Haiti for persons with criminal convictions. Deportations to Haiti have been stayed since shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake devastated the country. ICE announced it has also ended the policy of releasing detainees with orders of removal after 90 days, which could result in their indefinite, unreasonable and arbitrary detention. Haitian nationals with any criminal record are now likely subject to continued detention and removal. Last week, 89 Haitian nationals were arrested and detained with the intent to deport them. In response, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, and Alternative Chance issued the following statement: ICE’s sudden decision to resume deportations to Haiti is unconscionable. As that agency […]

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