Sending Them Back to Haiti

The U.S. gets tough with one country's "boatpeople"

The young man, handsome but for some missing teeth, is resolute. "If they mean to return me to Haiti, they can shoot me, they can kill me, I am not going back," he declares. "I am not going back to that life of nothing." The man is an inmate at Krome Avenue North Detention Center, in Dade County, Fla., a federal compound of tents and concrete barracks that holds 1,160 of his countrymen. They are among 13,000 Haitians who had the misfortune to arrive in the U.S. after Oct. 10, the Carter Administration's cut...

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