Saturday, November 19, 2016

US starts sending people back to Haiti again after pausing deportation flights during Hurricane Matthew

The Department of Homeland Security temporarily suspended the deportation program on 12 October but started again on 3 November

By Rachael Revesz, The Independent
November 9, 2016

The US is about to begin amping up its program to deport Haitians shortly after a cholera outbreak and Hurricane Matthew ravaged the country.

The Department of Homeland Security has scheduled two flights per week to deport around 60 people back to Haiti every seven days.

The deportation program was temporarily suspended on 12 October while one of the poorest countries in the world was dealing with the immediate after effect of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people and put thousands of pregnant women at risk, wiping out hospitals, infrastructure, crops and livestock.[...]

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