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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported the patient capacity of the hospital USNS Comfort, which is being deployed to the Caribbean in June. The ship has 1,000 beds.The Sun regrets the error.The Baltimore-based hospital ship USNS Comfort will be sent to the Caribbean early next month for possible use as a processing center for fleeing Haitian boat people, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) said yesterday.The Comfort -- last activated for military duty during the Persian Gulf war -- is undergoing routine maintenance at Newport News, Va., and "will report to the U.S. Atlantic Command for duty in the Caribbean in early June," according to the MSC, a civilian agency which operates the 250-bed hospital ship.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 21, 1997
MIAMI -- A wooden freighter crammed with more than 350 Haitians was bumped and stopped barely six miles from the Miami shoreline yesterday.It was the second time in the past four months that the U.S. Coast Guard has had to respond to a grossly overloaded vessel illegally ferrying Haitians in search of a better life."
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By New York Times News Service | December 31, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The United Nations High Commissioner fo Refugees has drafted an ambitious proposal for countries throughout the Western Hemisphere to grant temporary asylum to Haitian boat people.The high commissioner is trying to take advantage of President-elect Bill Clinton's campaign promise to "stop the forced repatriation of Haitian refugees" even as U.S. immigration officials make plans to carry out the Clinton policy.In a confidential memorandum given to the Clinton transition team and to the State Department, High Commissioner Sadako Ogata and her staff said Mr. Clinton's inauguration Jan. 20 would create an "opportunity to fashion a humane and effective response" to the Haitian refugee crisis.
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By James K. Bock and James K. Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent Sun staff writer Mark Matthews contributed to this article | September 16, 1994
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The expected U.S. invasion of Haiti was the excited talk of detainment camps here yesterday as hundreds of Haitian boat people volunteered to be "liaisons" between the U.S. military and Haitians during the operation.Creole-speaking U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines put out the word to Haitian camp leaders at breakfast time that the invasion force was looking for a few good Haitians to help out after the expected assault. Lines of volunteers quickly formed, and Haitian detainees compiled long lists of their compatriots' names.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 26, 1992
MIAMI -- President Bush's order to return Haitian boat people directly to Haiti without review violates international law and serves as a virtual death sentence for some Haitians, refugee lawyers said yesterday."
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 30, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Human rights lawyers will fly to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today to seek evidence that more than 5,000 Haitian boat people picked up on the high seas by U.S. Coast Guard cutters in recent weeks face unfair consideration of their asylum requests.The lawyers will argue in a Miami court Monday that the way the boat people are being screened by U.S. immigration officials prevents proper judgment on whether they are refugees with an internationally recognized right to haven outside their own country.
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By Grover Joseph Rees | May 25, 1994
WHEN the Clinton administration announced this month that it would no longer forcibly return Haitian boat people who have a well-founded fear of persecution, the president himself was said to have insisted upon the change -- reminding his advisers that "they are chopping people's faces off" in Haiti.The president is right. Unfortunately, the government is still wrong.The old repatriation order remains in force. Since the announcement, 1,000 boat people have been returned to Haiti, without the promised interviews to determine whether they are in danger of persecution.
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November 28, 1991
If the Haitian crisis is solved soon, the camps for boat people thrown up at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, eastern Cuba, may suffice. Otherwise, the Immigration and Naturalization Service must rethink its opinion that desperate Haitians washed up on our shores are not political refugees.The inhospitable view toward immigrants taken lately by Washington is not uniquely targeted at Haitians. This country is also not taking Jews from the Soviet Union or Vietnamese boat people or the flood of Eastern Europeans cut loose by recent events, on the same ground that they are mere economic refugees.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 21, 1997
MIAMI -- A wooden freighter crammed with more than 350 Haitians was bumped and stopped barely six miles from the Miami shoreline yesterday.It was the second time in the past four months that the U.S. Coast Guard has had to respond to a grossly overloaded vessel illegally ferrying Haitians in search of a better life."
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By Derrick Z. Jackson | July 28, 1994
ZAIRIAN soldiers have not been very friendly toll takers to the million Rwandan refugees. The soldiers have taken money, mattresses, motorcycles and farm animals. But this cruelty does not obscure a much larger point. The soldiers still let the refugees pass into Zaire.The Rwandan exodus, while making headlines as one of the fastest sudden refugee migrations the world has ever seen, is also a stunning example of a generosity African countries have ++ shown toward one another's refugees. While the United States, the world's richest and most powerful nation, is in the midst of yet another military campaign to reject the majority of Haitian refugees, African nations, no matter how poor or despotic their leaders, have opened their gates to fleeing men, women and children.
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By Derrick Z. Jackson | July 28, 1994
ZAIRIAN soldiers have not been very friendly toll takers to the million Rwandan refugees. The soldiers have taken money, mattresses, motorcycles and farm animals. But this cruelty does not obscure a much larger point. The soldiers still let the refugees pass into Zaire.The Rwandan exodus, while making headlines as one of the fastest sudden refugee migrations the world has ever seen, is also a stunning example of a generosity African countries have ++ shown toward one another's refugees. While the United States, the world's richest and most powerful nation, is in the midst of yet another military campaign to reject the majority of Haitian refugees, African nations, no matter how poor or despotic their leaders, have opened their gates to fleeing men, women and children.
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By Grover Joseph Rees | May 25, 1994
WHEN the Clinton administration announced this month that it would no longer forcibly return Haitian boat people who have a well-founded fear of persecution, the president himself was said to have insisted upon the change -- reminding his advisers that "they are chopping people's faces off" in Haiti.The president is right. Unfortunately, the government is still wrong.The old repatriation order remains in force. Since the announcement, 1,000 boat people have been returned to Haiti, without the promised interviews to determine whether they are in danger of persecution.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported the patient capacity of the hospital USNS Comfort, which is being deployed to the Caribbean in June. The ship has 1,000 beds.The Sun regrets the error.The Baltimore-based hospital ship USNS Comfort will be sent to the Caribbean early next month for possible use as a processing center for fleeing Haitian boat people, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) said yesterday.The Comfort -- last activated for military duty during the Persian Gulf war -- is undergoing routine maintenance at Newport News, Va., and "will report to the U.S. Atlantic Command for duty in the Caribbean in early June," according to the MSC, a civilian agency which operates the 250-bed hospital ship.
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By BEN BARBER | January 17, 1993
Port-au-Prince, Haiti.--As Sauver Christian hammers galvanized spikes into the frame of a 42-foot sailboat on the beach at Leogane, an hour's drive south of the capital, he's focused on the inauguration of Bill Clinton in Washington. Like most Haitians he expects Mr. Clinton will reverse the U.S. policy of turning back boats filled with refugees and, instead, allow them to land in Florida.And he hopes Mr. Clinton will help the widely-loved, exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide return to power in Haiti.
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By New York Times News Service | December 31, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The United Nations High Commissioner fo Refugees has drafted an ambitious proposal for countries throughout the Western Hemisphere to grant temporary asylum to Haitian boat people.The high commissioner is trying to take advantage of President-elect Bill Clinton's campaign promise to "stop the forced repatriation of Haitian refugees" even as U.S. immigration officials make plans to carry out the Clinton policy.In a confidential memorandum given to the Clinton transition team and to the State Department, High Commissioner Sadako Ogata and her staff said Mr. Clinton's inauguration Jan. 20 would create an "opportunity to fashion a humane and effective response" to the Haitian refugee crisis.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 26, 1992
MIAMI -- President Bush's order to return Haitian boat people directly to Haiti without review violates international law and serves as a virtual death sentence for some Haitians, refugee lawyers said yesterday."
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By James K. Bock and James K. Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent Sun staff writer Mark Matthews contributed to this article | September 16, 1994
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The expected U.S. invasion of Haiti was the excited talk of detainment camps here yesterday as hundreds of Haitian boat people volunteered to be "liaisons" between the U.S. military and Haitians during the operation.Creole-speaking U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines put out the word to Haitian camp leaders at breakfast time that the invasion force was looking for a few good Haitians to help out after the expected assault. Lines of volunteers quickly formed, and Haitian detainees compiled long lists of their compatriots' names.
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By BEN BARBER | January 17, 1993
Port-au-Prince, Haiti.--As Sauver Christian hammers galvanized spikes into the frame of a 42-foot sailboat on the beach at Leogane, an hour's drive south of the capital, he's focused on the inauguration of Bill Clinton in Washington. Like most Haitians he expects Mr. Clinton will reverse the U.S. policy of turning back boats filled with refugees and, instead, allow them to land in Florida.And he hopes Mr. Clinton will help the widely-loved, exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide return to power in Haiti.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 30, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Human rights lawyers will fly to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today to seek evidence that more than 5,000 Haitian boat people picked up on the high seas by U.S. Coast Guard cutters in recent weeks face unfair consideration of their asylum requests.The lawyers will argue in a Miami court Monday that the way the boat people are being screened by U.S. immigration officials prevents proper judgment on whether they are refugees with an internationally recognized right to haven outside their own country.
NEWS
November 28, 1991
If the Haitian crisis is solved soon, the camps for boat people thrown up at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, eastern Cuba, may suffice. Otherwise, the Immigration and Naturalization Service must rethink its opinion that desperate Haitians washed up on our shores are not political refugees.The inhospitable view toward immigrants taken lately by Washington is not uniquely targeted at Haitians. This country is also not taking Jews from the Soviet Union or Vietnamese boat people or the flood of Eastern Europeans cut loose by recent events, on the same ground that they are mere economic refugees.
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