The U.S. government has agreed to release a Haitian man who was granted asylum but has been in custody for two years because of appeals.
Judge Judith Levy disclosed the deal Thursday, a day after holding a hearing in federal court in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ansly Damus is a teacher from Haiti who entered the U.S. in 2016 and sought asylum, saying his life was at risk because he criticized a political leader.
The American Civil Liberties Union says Damus has been locked up in a windowless room at a jail in Chardon, Ohio.
Levy doesn’t have a role in the asylum dispute. But the ACLU sued to try to win his release while the case is pending. Continue reading
Latest posts by Haitian Times (see all)
- Haitian Protesters Plan to Return to Streets Sunday - Feb. 17, 2019
- No medicines, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests - Feb. 17, 2019
- Haiti’s president defies violent protests, will not step down - Feb. 17, 2019