ICE removes detainees with coronavirus from deportation flight to Haiti

The tragedy of the latest Haitian migration trendA Haitian-American activist who has helped more than 3,000 migrants since May 2018 talks about the tragic stories behind their treacherous journey. By Jacqueline Charles

U.S. immigration authorities did not deport five detainees back to Haiti on Monday who had tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 respiratory disease, Haitian officials have been told.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation flight, which landed in Port-au-Prince from San Antonio, Texas, shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, also was expected to have only 50 people — 14 with criminal backgrounds and 36 others, including children — aboard rather than the 100 deportees Haitian officials were anticipating.

Jean Négot Bonheur Delva, the head of Haiti’s Office of National Migration, said he was not told why the other deportees were not on board. 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.
Haitian Times
May. 11, 2020

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