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US Agrees to Release Haitian Held for 2 Years in Asylum Case

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

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

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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Nov. 30, 2018

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