Send 'Em Back!

Washington says that U.S. doors are still open, but Haitian refugees are not its kind of huddled masses

"It's so hypocritical, so mean. What's happened to America?" Mareus Aggee asked from the back of his English class in Miami's Little Haiti. Like the dozen Haitian refugees alongside him, Aggee, 28, was bewildered. President Bush had ordered U.S. Coast Guard cutters to turn back all Haitian boat people at sea, even those fearing retaliation by the island's renegade eight-month- old military regime. "Bush must know these people will be persecuted, even shot at, when they return home. Has he no heart?"

It's not a question Bush likes to hear. Last week, in another classroom in a predominantly white and Republican...

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