Haitians Seeking Refuge in the US Spark Debate on Immigration

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More than two weeks after the earthquake struck in Haiti, destroying homes and tearing apart families, Haitians are scrambling to find new places to live. It is expected that many may seek refuge in Miami, a city which already has a large Haitian immigrant population.

We talk with Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time Magazine who reported about the expected emigration patterns from Haiti. We also speak with Joshua Johnson, a reporter and host for WLRN-Miami Herald News, about how Miami is responding to what may be an influx of Haitian immigrants in the upcoming weeks.

Guests:

Joshua Johnson and Jay Newton-Small

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.