U.S. Government Plans to Deport 700 Haitians

Caribbean News Now reports that the US government plans to deport 700 people convicted of crimes back to Haiti before the end of the year. It recently sent home more than two dozen Haitian men who say they have been struggling to rebuild their lives in the quake-hit nation.

The men were part of the first wave of forced removals since the earthquake last year that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince. One of the deportees, Serge Michel Dorval, says he is having a hard time adjusting to his new surroundings, living in a tent in the middle of one of the largest refugee camps. The 25-year-old, who left Haiti as an infant, says he served two years in a US jail on cocaine possession charges before being released. He says he was picked up by immigration officials last month and put on a plane to Port-au-Prince.


For legal implications of deportations, see http://www.law.miami.edu/clinics/immigration_stop_haiti_deportations.php

Photo from http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/01/deportees-from-us-struggle-in-quake-hit-haiti/

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