The families of five men and women who survived a failed smuggling operation last week and had to be plucked from the waters off Miami have asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their release.
Simone Jeanty’s tears have not stopped since the day she received word her daughter, 24-year-old Judith Valentin drowned off the coast of West Palm Beach. Jeanty came from Haiti this week on a temporary visa to bury her.
Haitian-American activist and humanitarian Marleine Bastien and journalist and filmmaker James Piere look at what’s happening in Haiti today and where donations to help earthquake survivors have actually gone.
The tears offer mute testimony for Fritz and Mary and their two young daughters. The family sat down at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami Wednesday.
Immigrant advocates staged a protest in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood Monday against the detention and pending deportations of hundreds of Haitians.