Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stop Deportations to Haiti

From the University of Miami:

Stop Deportations to Haiti!  Sign the petition here.  
In January 2011, 34-year-old Wildrick Guerrier died only 9 days after being deported by the U.S. to Haiti. Guerrier and 26 other men were jailed in filthy police stations in Haiti without being provided clean water or food and were held in a cell covered with human feces and vomit. These conditions during a cholera epidemic are – quite literally – deadly. Guerrier and other men fell ill, exhibiting cholera-like symptoms, and were refused medical care.

Despite Guerrier’s death, broad public outrage, and an order from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urging the U.S. not to deport the Haitian petitioners to Haiti, the Obama administration sent another plane of deportees to Haiti on April 15, 2011. These men were immediately detained in various police stations. We have received reports that people with serious medical conditions and mental illnesses were deported and one deportee had to be hospitalized for severe diarrhea and vomiting.

Please sign our petition urging Barack Obama, President, Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Janet Napolitano, Secretary for Homeland Security to halt all deportations to Haiti.


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