US Department of Homeland Security resumed the deportation of Haitians who have been convicted of crimes in the US. As you may remember the Deportation of Haitians were suspended following the Haiti earthquake. Before the Deportation was suspended, a total of 375 Haitians were deported, including 125 criminals. The fiscal year for the Department of Homeland Security starts on October 1 and ends September 30
Depite Wayne Monroe nan Bahamas panse li jwenn solisyon an pou pwoblèm ilegal ke peyi l ape fè fas jodi a. Li pwopoze ke gouvènman bahameyen an kòmanse tòtire ak touye moun yo k ap viv la san papye, imigran ayisyen espesyalman. Avoka bahameyen sa reyalize ke tòtire ak touye imigran ilegal, an patikilye Ayisyen, se yon mezi piman bouk; sepandan, li panse li pral sèvi kòm yon prevantif bay moun ki panse pou dezobeyi lalwa imigrasyon bahameyen. Dapre depite Monroe, "Si imigran ilegal, patikilyèman Ayisyen, te konnen nou te ap tòtire ak touye yo, yo pa ta vini"
Dapre dènye figi, apeprè 50,000 imigran ayisyen kounye a ap viv nan Bahamas. Wayne R. Munroe se Prezidan aktyèl ak pase nan Bahamas Bar Association. Yo te admèt li nan Bar nan Angletè ak Wales nan 1990. Li posede kabinè avoka Munroe & Associates, epi li pi popilè deyò nan Bahamas paske li te reprezante Anna Nicole Smith.
Deputy Monroe proposes torture, death to illegal Haitian immigrants
Deputy Wayne Monroe of Bahamas thinks he has the solution for the current illegal problem faced by his country. He proposes that the Bahamian government starts torturing and killing the people living there without paper, specially illegal Haitian immigrants. The Bahamian lawyer realizes that torturing and killing illegal immigrants, Haitians in particular, would be a harsh measure; however, he thinks it will serve as a deterrent to those thinking about breaking the Bahamian immigration law. According to Deputy Monroe, "If illegal immigrants, particularly Haitians knew we were going to torture and kill them, they would not come"
According to the latest figure, close to 50,000 Haitian immigrants are currently living in the Bahamas. Wayne R. Munroe is the current and past President of the Bahamas Bar Association and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990. He owns the firm of Munroe & Associates, and is most famous outside of the Bahamas for his representation of Anna Nicole Smith.
Here is a picture of a Makeshift camps "Pak Kado" in Anse-à-Pitre for the Deported people coming from the Dominican Republic.
On August 15 and 16, 2015, the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GARR) had visited different sites at Anse-à-Pitre which have been built to accommodate the future returnees, our compatriots, from the Dominican Republic. The purpose of their visit was to gather information on the facilities and infrastructure that have been created for the deportees. "Pak Kado" is a camp at the foot of a hill where over 115 repatriated families from the D.R are living since July 17, 2015. The makeshift camps have been built here out of cardboard and straw. There is no regular supply of clean water and food. In similar condition at "Tête à l'eau", a second camp located about 3 kilometers from 'Pak Kado', another 140 families live. People here are dying of hunger. The members of an organization sometime visit these camps and help them with little food. That's all.
The former leader of the Black Power Movement and actual Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee in Trinidad and Tobago Khafra Kambon calls for national boycott of products originating from the Dominican Republic over its decision to deport people of Haitian descent from their country
Chairman Kambon of Emancipation Support Committee demands Haiti issue a boycott against products from the Dominican Republic (DR). It is a response to the DR's policy that strips Haitian descendants of their citizenship.
Kombon says the new policy is based on racism: Dominicans are mainly light-skinned while Haitians are dark-skinned.
Kombon says "It is a crime . . . for us to do things to benefit the . . . Dominican Republic. They are disrespecting all of us."
Here is a picture of Former Maryland Governor, Martin O'Malley, as he is raising the issue of the Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic. He has called on the United States government to speak up against the deportations of Haitian migrants there.
Martin O'Malley, the U.S. Presidential candidate has openly showed his empathy for the Dominican-Haitians deported from the Dominican Republic. He has showed his support from them and in a radio interview said that it was an inhumane act by the DR government. He has expressed his astonishment as to why the US government has not acted to the circumstances. He said that the strengthening of bonds among the American and Caribbean countries is a key to the progress of USA. O'Malley, who has been the governor of Maryland twice, has extended his helping hand towards the deported and promised improved healthcare facilities and creation of an agency for ensuring the eligible immigrants.
Here is a picture of the localityTête-à-l'Eau, Banane in Bota, Haiti. It is an area targeted to provide housing for the Haitians arriving from the Dominican Republic.
This image was provided thanks to Mr. Maxo JOSEPH who went to Tête-à-l'Eau, Banane, localité Bota to see the progress as the Haitian Government promised to welcome more than tree thousand people.
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the D.R of whom most were Haitians or people of Haitian descent failed to register themselves within the Dominican deadline on June 17, 2015. Some human rights activists have called for an extension of this deadline. Many undocumented immigrants stood in the long lines outside the government offices for days, but were turned away repeatedly as they were told they lack necessary documents. Many of them could not come back as they could not convince their employers to give them time off of work to go register. As per the report of the Interior and Police minister Jose Ramon Fadul, so far 275,000 undocumented foreigners (about 50% of the total undocumented immigrants in the D.R) have been registered. The D.R authority is going to work with the remaining because they don't want to mistreat anyone, but want everyone to be regularized.
Here is a picture of Haiti's Reception Center for Returnees at Malpasse following mass deportation of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Malpasse situated in the Ouest Department of Haiti, is one of the four land connections between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To combat problem of statelessness of the Haitians deported from the Dominican Republic, the Haitian government reportedly set up reception centres at Malpasse. But these so called reception centres are far from capable to accommodate the deported people. The reception centre at Malpasse is nothing more than a flimsy plywood hut in the midst of desert of white gravel. The government had declared in June that the reception centres were ready to welcome the Haitians, but the reality of the situation is rather miserable. The migrants are in a devastated, homeless and stateless condition in Haiti.
Here is a picture of the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Timothy Harris on the expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian descent in DR
Prime Minister of St Kitts on Dominicans of Haitian Descent. On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, during his first CARICOM Heads of Government meeting, Timothy Harris, the newly-elected Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis has told the Dominican Republic authority to cease its plans that could lead to any cause of expulsion of the Dominican nationals of Haitian descent and render them stateless. He has called for the extension of deadline for registering eligible undocumented immigrants to residency status. The people of St Kitts and Nevis share the pain and anguish of the unfortunate Dominicans of Haitian descent and stand by them into the present assault to their human rights and dignity. In his speech he has also stated that the success of the theme of CARICOM in securing vibrant societies and resilient economies depends on its member states in carrying their unity forward.
Let's call a dog a dog. What the Dominicans are currently doing to Haitians and Dominican-Haitians is not the behavior of a civilized society. At least we can go along with the statement of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who described the behaviors of the Dominican government as illegal, immoral and racist.
The Dominican Republic (DR) is getting ready to expel thousands upon thousands of Haitian migrants and their natural-born progeny as the date for implementation of the new immigration law draws near. Human rights organizations claim the law is based on race-hatred of darker-skinned Haitians.
DR President Medina states no mass deportations will happen and 210,000-plus Haitians have registered for the regularization program. Meanwhile dozens of buses stand poised to transport deportees to Haiti's border.
NYC Mayor de Blasio denounces DR Haitian Migrant Deportation Plan
The Dominican Republic's (DR) plan to deport Dominican-born Haitians has drawn the ire of NYC Mayor de Blasio. He describes the DR's intentions as "illegal, immoral, and racist".
In Washington D.C. the Association of Haitian Professionals (AHP) are organizing a protest at the
Embassy of the Dominican Republic, where they will call for ending deportations. AHP says Dominicans target anyone, who possess "Haitian facial features" and commit violent acts on them.
Here is a picture of a family in Malpasse who just arrived with children> They don't know anyone in Haiti. This family is among the newly-deported Dominican-Haitians
First Deportees arrive in Malpasse: Martelly denies their existence
Fond Bayard school in Malpasse, near the Dominican-Haitian border, has been converted into a shelter for Dominican-Haitians, recently deported by the DR.
A significant number of deportees are Dominican-born Haitians, descendants of Haitian migrants. According to the Dominican Constitution they have legal status. But a Constitutional Court ruling says they must leave since they don't have the proper papers for citizenship status.
Haitian President Martelly has turned his back on the deportees, ensuring they remain stateless.