Tuesday, March 01, 2011

US Deporting Criminals Back to Haiti

In January, the U.S. government deported 27 Haitian-born individuals who were convicted of crimes in the US. Since the devastating Haitian earthquake, the U.S. government halted deportations, but they are beginning to start them back up. The government plans on deporting around 700 convicted criminals back to their birthplace this year alone. The U.S. has been deporting foreign-born criminals from countries like Mexico, Colombia, and El Salvador back to their barely known homelands since 1996, when it was mandated that "every non-citizen sentenced to a year or more in prison be booted from the country upon release." For more information, read this article.

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