Protesters call for end to US deportation of Haitians

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Community leaders held a rally in outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday afternoon, calling on the U.S. government to permanently reverse its deportation policy for Haitian refugees.

The Department of Homeland Security passed a new policy change in September to deport many Haitian refugees back to Haiti.

The policy has been put on hold due to Hurricane Matthew’s impact on the island, but Haitian Women of Miami and others South Florida leaders want the administration of President Barack Obama to permanently reverse the policy. They called on the department to release those who are being detained here and grant them temporary protection status.

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