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  • Will Obama plan expose U.S. to more disease? 100,000 Haitians without visa

    11/03/2014 5:51:58 AM PST · by boycott · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 10/26/2014 | Aaron Klein
    An Obama administration plan to facilitate the immigration of up to 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa is fraught with medical risks, particularly the spread of diseases endemic to Haiti.
  • Obama to expedite U.S. entry for thousands of Haitians

    10/18/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    miamiherald ^ | 10/17/2014 7:15 AM | By Jacqueline Charles
    Haitians eligible to receive green cards in two years soon will be able to wait it out in the United States rather than in Haiti under an expedited family reunification program announced Friday by the Obama administration. Beginning early next year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to accelerate the reunification of eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, who are living in Haiti and have already been approved for a family-based immigrant visa. There are approximately 100,000 Haitians in the immigration pipeline in Haiti but only...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Star DHS manager now on paid vacation ("War On The Horizon" Hate Site)

    08/25/2013 9:31:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    “Paid administrative leave“? After operating a website that lists the President of the United States on an enemies list, doesn’t the Department of Homeland Security have a couple of better options? The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. Ayo Kimathi, an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government, operates the website named “War on the Horizon.” It includes descriptions of an “unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white...
  • “This guy shouldn’t have been in America"...Obama's Willie Horton?

    08/03/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Is Kesler Dufrene Barack Obama’s Willie Horton? He should be. Remember Horton? Furloughed for the weekend from a Massachusetts prison Horton, a convicted killer, brutalized a couple, stabbed the man and raped his fiancé twice. Presidential candidate Al Gore exposed the furlough fiasco in a Presidential Candidate Debate with Michael Dukakis, .... Kesler Dufrene, on the other hand, is the direct responsibility of President Obama... According to North Miami detectives, a twice-convicted felon and Haitian illegal alien whose deportation was stayed by the Obama administration murdered three people, including a 15-year-old girl last year. Though an immigration judge ordered that...
  • Haitians face illegal entry charges in Vermont

    04/04/2010 8:14:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 375+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 4
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol says it's arrested more than 100 people from Haiti for allegedly illegally entering Vermont from Canada since a massive earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation. In the time since the Jan. 12 earthquake, officials say they've caught 114 Haitians in Vermont who crossed the border illegally....
  • *VIDEO* "A Call to Fasting and Prayer" - One Million Haitians Gather to Praise GOD (Incredible!)

    03/27/2010 8:55:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies · 589+ views
    You Tube ^ | February 2010
    On February 12, 2010, President Préval of Haiti called his nation to 3 days of fasting and prayer in place of the regular Mardi Gras celebration. Several of the nation's Christian Leaders had 5 days to set up and arrange this event, Pastor Rene Joseph of Loving Hands Ministry was one of the head leaders and over 1 million Haitians attended this epic event.
  • U.S. Will Reimburse Hospitals That Treat Haitians

    02/01/2010 9:04:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 346+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/1/10 | PETER BAKER and JOSEPH BERGER
    WASHINGTON —The federal government announced on Monday that it would reimburse American hospitals who treat Haitian earthquake victims with life-threatening injuries, making it possible for more hospitals in states outside Florida to consider taking those patients. The announcement came as a C-130 cargo plane was being sent to carry at least 10 Haitians seriously injured in the earthquake from Port-au-Prince to Palm Beach, Fla., the first military airlift of wounded Haitians since a controversial suspension of the flights last week.
  • Why Do Americans Care More For Haitian Orphans, Than They Do For American Children?

    02/01/2010 11:21:39 AM PST · by pinochet · 41 replies · 1,142+ views
    Yesterday, a friend of mine informed me of this American adoption website: According to the website, there are 100,000 American children in temporary foster care, who cannot get permanent homes. Many of those children are members of racial minority groups, and some are special needs children. There are also large numbers of American children who are homeless, and their number is estimated to be larger than that in foster care. Then why is so much public attention being focused on bringing Haitian children to America, when we have so many American children that we cannot take care of? Why...
  • As food distribution improves, Haitians want U.S to 'take over'

    01/31/2010 8:56:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,196+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/10 | Peter Slevin
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- International relief organizations backed by American soldiers delivered hundreds of tons of rice to homeless residents of the Haitian capital Sunday, laboring to ease a food shortage that has left countless thousands struggling to find enough to eat. But even as food-aid workers enjoyed their most successful day since the Jan. 12 earthquake, the increasingly prominent role of U.S. troops and civilians in the capital is creating high expectations that the Obama administration is struggling to contain. The needs are extraordinary, and the common refrain is that the Americans will provide. "I want the Americans to take...
  • Medical Flights From Haiti Halted

    01/31/2010 6:41:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies · 1,016+ views ^ | January 31, 2010 | Mark Jenkins
    SANFORD -- The U.S. government has ordered flights bringing injured earthquake victims into Florida from Haiti to stop after officials said Florida hospitals have stopped accepting patients. Gov. Charlie Crist, however, had a different story.
  • The U.S. Should Welcome Haitians In

    01/29/2010 8:08:28 AM PST · by Poundstone · 36 replies · 822+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Washington Post Editorial
    THE UNITED STATES has reacted swiftly and generously to Haiti's calamity, both with a colossal charitable response from individuals, enterprises and organizations and with a substantial commitment of troops, money, medical help and high-level attention from the government. But the Obama administration can and should do more, and quickly, to ease the vast burden of relief and rebuilding and to channel cash to Haitian families in dire need. Specifically -- and at a minimum -- it could accomplish those goals by allowing Haitians with relatives in the United States to join their families here as quickly as practicable. Instead, it...
  • Plan To Bring Haitians To Central Fla. Not Set In Stone

    01/19/2010 9:08:38 AM PST · by Candor7 · 67 replies · 1,793+ views
    WFTV News ^ | 1:50 pm EST January 15, 2010 | WFTV9 News Staff
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The American Red Cross says a plan to bring 45,000 evacuees from Haiti to Florida, and 4,000 of those to Orange County, is not set in stone. The Red Cross clarified Friday who could be involved in a plan to move people out of Haiti. The Red Cross is preparing for two things: the repatriation of Americans living in Haiti and the possibility of a mass migration of Haitian nationals. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO REPORT: Haitian Refugees Could Come To Orlando HELP OUT: Local Organizations | National Organizations SPECIAL SECTION: Quake Recovery Updates, Donation Info -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The American Red...
  • Haitians everywhere united by faith (MSM Defense of Voodoo Barf Alert)

    01/18/2010 3:33:04 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 23 replies · 703+ views
    CNN ^ | 18 Jan 10 | Jessica Ravitz
    Decatur, Georgia (CNN) -- Given all their country and people have been through, between political upheavals, human rights abuses, hurricanes, abject poverty and last week's earthquake, "If Haitians were constantly questioning their faith, they would all be atheists." These words came from the Rev. Eric Hill as he prepared to lead Haitian Mass Sunday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Decatur, Georgia. Some of the 100 Haitian parishioners who gathered raised their hands to the heavens in praise, grateful their loved ones had been found. Others bowed their heads and clenched their hands for those lost, still missing...
  • Sheriff/Congresswoman question arrest standards for illegal immigrants

    01/16/2010 3:58:23 PM PST · by TYVets · 9 replies · 967+ views Springfield, Missouri ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Chad Plein
    GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- Its a hot button issue in the Ozarks and nation. Illegal immigration has some asking, 'is enough being done.' U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) was created under the Department of Homeland Security to ensure our nation's safety. KY3 found answering the simple question of 'who can be arrested?' is complicated. "Imagine my head hurting," Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace said. "I had five right off the border, still had pesos, looking for a Bank of America to cash in their pesos and get American dollars." Sheriff Pace brought undocumented immigrants to his office and called I.C.E....
  • Haitians up pressure for special immigration status

    09/15/2009 6:08:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 447+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/15/2009 | Trenton Daniel
    A year after a string of storms battered Haiti, South Florida Haitian leaders are stepping up efforts to press the Obama administration to activate a designation that would allow some 30,000 Haitians in the United States to seek employment. ``Our people need a work permit to continue contributing to this country and to provide for their families,'' said the Rev. Jonas Georges, a pastor at All Nations Presbyterian Church in North Miami Beach. ``It is a status that the president can say, with the stroke of a pen, `there it is.' '' Georges' plea came Monday at a news conference...
  • Efforts renewed to grant temporary protected status for undocumented Haitians

    01/08/2009 11:14:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 376+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 07 Jan 2009 | Luis F. Perez
    Advocates and congressional leaders are renewing their effort to have the government grant temporary protected status for thousands of undocumented Haitian immigrants. Moments after being sworn in in Congress on Tuesday, Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, reintroduced a bill to grant the temporary status that he has championed for years. He plans to meet with Obama's transition team Thursday morning and one of his top priorities will be this issue, said David Goldenberg, a spokesman for Hastings. Randy McGrorty, director of Catholic Charities Legal Services for the Archdiocese of Miami, said advocates have already met with the transition team. With a...
  • Police: Toddler's Skin Burned Off During Hot Oil-Hair Dryer Torture

    01/04/2008 11:08:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 86 replies · 453+ views ^ | 1/4/2008 | Staff
    APOPKA, Fla. -- A Central Florida man is accused of pouring hot cooking oil on a 17-month-old and using a hair dryer to burn his skin off because the toddler apparently would not stop crying and whining. Police said Darlanne Toussaint was charged with felony attempted murder on suspicion he abused his girlfriend's son in an Apopka apartment building Thursday. The mother of the child, Marlita S. Stokes, 23, was arrested on Friday and faces charges of child neglect and providing false information to police.
  • Death toll in Haitian boat capsize rises to 54 (Boat was U.S.-bound from Haiti)

    05/07/2007 4:02:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 7, 2007
    Excerpt - MIAMI (Reuters) - The bodies of 54 people have been recovered following Friday's capsize of a Haitian sailboat that was being towed by police in the Turks and Caicos islands, the British territory's government said on Monday. Seventy-eight migrants survived the accident and were expected to be returned to Haiti, the government said in a statement. Rescuers continued the search for survivors and victims. On Friday, officials had said 20 people died and 58 were missing in the accident. A Royal Turks and Caicos Police patrol boat intercepted the sloop -- which may have been carrying as many...
  • Boat packed with Haitians capsizes in shark-infested waters in Turks, at least 20 dead

    05/04/2007 2:58:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 752+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2007 | Vanessa Bauza & Ruth Morris
    About 20 Haitian migrants were killed when their boat capsized early Friday off the coast of Turks and Caicos. Another 78 were rescued and as many as 60 could still be missing, according to a police spokeswoman on the island. The U.S. Coast Guard, which assisted in the rescue, said a Turks and Caicos police boat towed the migrants' boat as it capsized, but authorities on the island denied that. Some of the bodies recovered appeared to have had limbs chewed off by sharks, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and reports from the island.
  • Haitians protest at embassies of U.S., France

    03/06/2004 8:07:25 AM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 5 replies · 168+ views
    Tucson Citizen ^ | 3/6/04 | AP
    <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Three thousand supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched on the U.S. and French embassies yesterday, shouting their anger at his removal. A seven-member council met for the first time to help form a transitional government. The protesters, a few with pistols tucked into belts, charged past embassies and the presidential National Palace, chanting "Long live Aristide!" and "Down with George Bush!"</p>
  • Possible Hijacking by Haitians Off Florida Coast

    02/25/2004 2:48:34 PM PST · by blam · 185+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-25-2004 | Fox News
    Fox News is reporting a possible hijacking by Haitians off the coast of Florida. They said that heavily armed (US) boats/ships are on the way to the site/ship. Suspect that the hijackers may be armed. Please add to this story as more information becomes available.
  • Haitains Build Boats To Escape Poverty

    02/18/2004 5:49:04 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 419+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-19-2004 | Mark Stevenson
    Haitians Build Boats to Escape Poverty Thursday February 19, 2004 12:31 AM By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer ACUL DU NORD, Haiti (AP) - The men painstakingly shaping the wooden stay of a boat with a homemade tool reckon it'll be ready in two months to take to the seas and, hopefully, reach the shores of Florida. These would-be migrants are preparing their escape from Haiti at a time of rebellion that poses the greatest threat yet to the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. But their reason for fleeing has been the same for many years: the lack of jobs and...
  • Groups Say Video Game Depicts Haitians As Criminals (Grand Theft Auto)

    11/25/2003 12:13:03 PM PST · by finnman69 · 25 replies · 1,854+ views
    NY1 ^ | 11/25/03
    Two Haitian-American advocacy groups want to pull the plug on a popular video game in which players earn points for carjacking and other violence. The Haitian Centers Council and Haitian Americans for Human Rights say the game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" promotes racism against Haitians, depicting them as criminals. Dozens of community leaders denounced the game at a protest on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, calling on federal and local prosecutors to investigate whether the game violates civil rights laws. They are also calling on consumers to boycott products against the maker, Rockstar Games, and its parent company,...
  • Why the Coast Guard didn't stop the Boatload O' Haitians

    10/30/2002 8:12:35 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 5 replies · 233+ views
    I have a query
    Has anyone heard or read a reasonable explanation of why the Coast Guard allowed that boatload of Haitians to get so close to the shore yesterday? Wouldn't it have been easier to not let them, in effect, land? Some of them appeared to be wading ashore in foot-deep water. Also, what would have happened to someone who had a gun in the car or truck with them when the Haitians started jumping in, and shot in self defense believing (not unreasonably) that the Haitians were trying to highjack them?
  • Haitians coming ashore in Key Biscayne, FL

    10/29/2002 1:46:18 PM PST · by Yankee · 429 replies · 472+ views
    FOX News Channel (TV) | 10/29/02 | Yankee
    100's of Haitians have jumped ship in US waters off Key Biscayne. Immigration Authorities are rounding them up.
  • Jailing of Haitian Migrants Angers Lawmakers at Hearings (retch)

    10/02/2002 5:43:00 AM PDT · by Tancred · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | October 2, 2002 | Tim Johnson
    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers voiced dismay and even anger Tuesday as experts told how U.S. immigration officials treat Haitian migrants caught on the high seas off Florida as virtual criminals, throwing them into cramped lock-ups, dividing families and hindering access to lawyers. In two hearings on Capitol Hill, activists for Haitian migrants said U.S. officials offer such harsh treatment to Haitian asylum seekers that it appears to be discrimination. An array of Democratic and Republican legislators, who rarely see eye-to-eye, listened at separate hearings of a Senate subcommittee on immigration and a House human rights panel and demanded an explanation of...