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Haiti - USA : Congresswoman Wilson presents a bill to stop the deportations to Haiti
12/05/2020 10:07:35

Haiti - USA : Congresswoman Wilson presents a bill to stop the deportations to Haiti
Monday, Democrate Florida Congresswoman Wilson introduced the Haitian Deportation Relief Act https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30579-haiti-usa-haitian-deportation-relief-act-a-bill-to-suspend-the-deportation-of-haitians.html , which calls for the suspension of deportations of Haitian nationals until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended in both the United States and Haiti. The legislation also requires the Department of Homeland Security prioritize migrants whose detention has been deferred and who do not pose a public safety risk for alternatives to detention.

"Deporting people to Haiti in the midst of a global pandemic is both inhumane and unsafe. Continuing these flights will likely contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus in the impoverished nation where many people do not have access to basic health care," said Congresswoman Wilson. "That is tantamount to a death sentence for Haitians who are living with compromised water and sanitation systems and do not have access to the sanitation measures we've undertaken in the United States."

"ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s) continues to deport people in the midst of a global pandemic and risks contributing to the spread of COVID-19. We simply should not be deporting anyone who has been in an affected facility, nor to countries such as Haiti that may struggle to respond to an outbreak," said Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, chair of the Committee on Homeland Security. "I applaud Representative Wilson for her advocacy, and I am proud to join my colleagues in calling for deportation flights to be halted."

"The Trump administration's decision to continue deporting Haitians during a global pandemic is irresponsible and cruel. Even before the pandemic, Haiti faced a significant political and economic crisis," said Rep. Eliot L. Engel, chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. "These deportations are indefensible and must be halted immediately. I commend Representative Wilson for this crucial legislation."

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30751-haiti-usa-50-haitians-including-14-criminals-aboard-the-3rd-deportation-flight-from-the-usa.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30579-haiti-usa-haitian-deportation-relief-act-a-bill-to-suspend-the-deportation-of-haitians.html

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