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Deportation of Haiti convicts resumes despite earthquake

Just weeks after a January earthquake killed more than 300,000 people, devastating the country of Haiti, officials there will soon be faced with yet another task; caring for and housing immigrants with criminal backgrounds who have been deported from the United States, claims an officer . According to a New York Criminal Lawyer, the decision to no longer suspend deportation of Haitian immigrants has some people up in arms, saying that there is no way the country of Haiti can provide adequate housing and care for those deported at this time due to the disastrous effects of the earthquake upon its population.

More than one hundred detainees in Florida had their deportations placed on hold for six months after the earthquake, because of the extreme damage, mass homelessness and disease that has spreading through Haiti since the devastating quake hit. Now, reports the story, the United States is no longer willing to allow these detainees to remain here in the states, and is rounding them up and preparing to send them back, despite unsanitary living conditions and a precarious future in the country of their birth.

Cleanup has been excruciatingly slow since the earthquake, explains the official. Homelessness is rampant, crime has escalated and disease is overtaking the population. Thousands of people are being wiped out by Cholera, including a massive prison outbreak that has left more than two dozen prisoners dead. Despite these questionable conditions, a spokesperson for the ICE has maintained that the US government is doing what they can to insure that the deported prisoners will be returning under safe and humane conditions.

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