US Deportations to Haiti Begin Again

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lisa Scoppa (L) plays with her adopted Haitian daughter Therline during a ceremony to make them American citizens November 18, 2010 at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York. (Chris Hondros/Getty)

The U.S. deported 27 Haitians on Thursday, as the Obama administration overturned the freeze on repatriations that began one year ago after the earthquake. This group is the first in an unknown number of detainees that will be sent back to their country, most likely to detention centers with known outbreaks of cholera. Marina Giovanelli, reporter from WLRN and the Miami Herald joins us, along with Marleine Bastien, the founder and executive director of Haitian Women of Miami.

Guests:

Marleine Bastien and Marina Giovannell

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