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West Palm Beach: The Haitian Community Grows Wary After ‘Sanctuary City’ Lawsuit Settlement

West Palm Beach officials recently announced they are no longer a sanctuary city and will comply with federal immigration officials, leaving the West Palm Beach community on edge.

Mural – Haitian Blowing Freedom Horn – Know Thy Self. Photo Credit: Amaury Laporte

By Aisha Powell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fl- After a five-month battle, West Palm Beach, Florida, has settled a lawsuit with the federal government complying to the federal immigration policy, announced West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. In March of 2017, the Floridian city’s commission declared it was a “welcoming city,” which many inferred to mean a sanctuary city.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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May 1, 2018