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Activists Urge Ending Deportations to Haiti

Two human rights clinics published a report recommending a stop to deportations to Haiti. The report begins with a foreword from Haitian author Edwidge Danticat and compiles stories of people deported for minor crimes, like failing to return a rental car on time. Many of the deportees were longtime Lawful Permanent Residents, left children behind in the US, were mentally ill, and/or were terrified of the situation they’d face in returning to a country they barely know. Activists hope that these human stories will help persuade legislators to stop deportations and extend Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Activists say Haitian deportations need to stop Rebecca Savransky, Miami Herald February 19, 2015 Wildrick Guerrier had been living in the U.S. for years, along with his mother, fiance, two younger brothers and 9-year-old son, all of whom were citizens or lawful permanent residents. […]

Haiti Human Rights Investigation (Center for the Study of Human Rights, University of Miami School of Law)

Center for the Study of Human Rights, University of Miami School of Law [gview file=”http://ijdh.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/CSHR_Report_0311-162006.pdf”] http://www.law.miami.edu/cshr/CSHR_Report_0311-162006.pdf

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