From the DemocracyNow website: The United States resumed the deportation of Haitians back to Haiti in January even as the country remains ravaged by an earthquake and cholera epidemic. In February, one of 27 Haitians deported and sent directly to a Haitian detention center died of cholera-like symptoms. Citing inhumane conditions, the Center for Constitutional Rights has called for the Obama administration to extend the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants in the United States. Democracy Now!?s Amy Goodman recently spoke with CCR?s Laura Raymond in Port-au-Prince. ?The walls of the detention center here were covered in feces and vomit, and the bathrooms weren?t working, so men had to go to the bathroom in trash bags. And these conditions, during a cholera epidemic, are literally deadly,? Raymond says.
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