Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

IACHR Issues Statement on Deportations to Haiti

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Farrin Anello writes: "I am writing to share a recent statement by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which has urged the United States to suspend deportations of Haitian nationals who are seriously ill or who have family in the United States.  On November 3, the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic, along with Dr. Arthur Fournier of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Project Medishare and Marleine Bastien of Fanm/Haitian Women of Miami, met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of State at a formal working meeting before the Inter-American Commission.  In preparation for this meeting, Immigration Clinic students Alanna McCoy, Francesse Lucius, Stephanie Almirola, and Misato Sawada interviewed many individuals who were recently deported to Haiti and prepared