Immigration: Welcome to The Camp: Welcome to The Camp

Welcome to The Camp

Responding to the needs of the more than 5,000 Haitians who have fled their country in recent weeks to seek asylum in the U.S., the military has begun constructing an emergency refugee camp at the American naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. By the end of last week a task force had set up some 135 tents to shelter the 4,000 Haitians languishing aboard U.S. Coast Guard and Navy vessels that had rescued them at sea.

But the decision to build the camp may actually make things worse: immigration officials suspect that hundreds more Haitians will take to the sea in...

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