Refugees: Reprieve for The Haitians

Reprieve for The Haitians

Dancing and waving signs, hundreds of Haitian immigrants took to the streets of Miami to celebrate a victory for their countrymen last week. Rejecting the government's argument that it should be allowed to ship back to Haiti the refugees who have tried to reach Florida in sailboats in the past three months, U.S. District Judge C. Clyde Atkins extended his ban on forcible repatriation of the boat people. Since September, when the military ousted Haiti's first democratically elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted 6,442 Haitians. Most are now living in camps at the U.S. Naval Base at...

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