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.
Here is a picture of the foreign minister of the Dominican Republic, Andrés Navarro. He went to New Jersey in an attempt to dissuade a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate
On Thursday, August 6th, Andrés Navarro, the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic visited New Jersey to meet local politicians and dissuade them from passing a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate, which would criticize the Dominican Republic for stripping the citizenship of about 240,000 people who were born in the DR, but their parents were undocumented immigrants. A 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic (Ruling No. 168-13) retroactively stripped citizenship from as many as 240,000 people born since 1929 to Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic. Following an international outcry, this resolution, sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D), respectfully urges the Dominican Republic to reinstate the citizenship of those of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.
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.
As part of the new wave of cracking down on illegal immigration in the Bahamas, specially toward Haitians, these two Haitian nationals have been apprehended by Immigration services in the Bahamas. As you can see, the second gentleman did not even have a chance to put shirt on his back before he was taken to a detention center where he will likely be deported to Haiti
Boycott of the Bahamas Targets Child Discrimination
The Haitian Bahamian Society of the Bahamas President Jetta Baptiste supports Florida politician Daphne Campbell, who is asking tourists to avoid the Bahamas, to stop them sending Haitian children to detention centers.
Campbell says the Bahamas will need to answer her delegation in person if they don't change their policies in one week.
Robert Dieudonne of the United Association of Haitians and Bahamians says the women have no ". . . authority to speak on behalf of Haitians and people of Haitian descent in this country."
Here is a picture of two Children of Haitian descent as they are being deported from the Bahamas. These children are not Haitians and have never been to Haiti. They were born in the Bahamas from Haitian families who are in the country illegally.
Children Of Haitian Descent Handcuffed Deported From Bahamas.
While viewing the images of the children of Haitian descent, being sent cuffed to ordered out of the Bahamas, Daphne Campbell, a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, has given her strong response to the act. She has condemned it as unfair, injustice and cruel. Punishing an innocent child whose only knowledge is that of the Bahamian soil, and separating him from own family and deported to another country which he has never seen, is totally inhumane. This new policy attempt by the Bahamian authority to curb illegal immigrants in the country, has caused much dissent among the Haitian activists. As per Campbell's statement, until something is done to resolve the issue, all industries should ban the Bahamas.
These innocent children probably feel humiliated as they are walking and apprehended by an immigration officer in the Bahamas. They have become the center of attention as the many in the neighborhood are stopping what they are doing to watch.
As I recollect, It their age, I was very proud and this would have been devastating to me.
Remember, these children have done nothing wrong
In 1994, the United States put Operation Sea Signal into action due to the the problem of mass migration of Cuban and Haitian refugees attempting to gain asylum in the United States.
Back in 1994, following a massive migration of refugees from Haiti and Cuba, the United States started Operation Sea Signal, in which these refugees were rescued by Navy and Coast Guard personnel and brought to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Within the next 2 years, more than 5,000 refugees were looked after under the program. The migrants from both nations were kept separate and the segregation continued between single men, unaccompanied minors, dangerous refugees and families. Called Camp X-Ray, there were many instances of assaults within its confines.
For the past three years, two filmmakers, Rachel Magloire and Chantal Regnault did a lot of research to learn the experience of a unique group of outsiders in Haiti--the criminal deportees from North America. Since 1996 and 2002, the U.S.A and to a lesser extent Canada were conducting a systematic policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who commit offenses on their soil. The extent of crime was immaterial--from violent to petty theft. When a deportation order is executed, Haitians victims of such repatriation were returned to Haiti--a new life begins in an unfamiliar and hostile land. They struggle with very limited financial means. Most of them have never been on Haitian soil or left when they were very young and many of them no longer have any family. They are unwelcome criminals, others view them with suspicion. The film speaks in the voice of the former offenders and their families. The film has been rewarded at the Festival of African Montreal as the best international documentary. Rachel Magloire was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but she was raised in Montreal, Quebec. Chantal Regnault is a French-Haitian photographer who was born in France, presently lives in New York.