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Jeffrey Kahn

Entries by Jeffrey Kahn

ICE Should Not Resume Deportations to Haiti

(20) Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 9:51 PM

The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known by its acronym ICE, recently announced that it will resume deportations to Haiti this January, despite the country's raging cholera epidemic and recent election-related political violence. The agency's timing could not be worse.

Last January, the Department of Homeland Security halted...

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Relax the Caps for Haitian Visa Applicants

(10) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 7:40 AM

The two-month anniversary of the Haiti quake is fast approaching. The devastation is shocking. Hundreds of thousands are dead and wounded; over a million have been displaced. The tent cities and congested hospitals of Port-au-Prince are a reminder that Haiti's wounds are still fresh. Nevertheless, the transition to rebuilding has...

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Cut the Red Tape: Why Haitians Need Humanitarian Parole Now

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2010 | 12:57 PM

The relief effort in Haiti is progressing from rescuing the trapped to caring for the wounded. The United States has admirably taken the lead in this effort. Domestically, the U.S. government has halted deportations to Haiti and designated Haitian nationals in the United States for temporary protected status. These actions...

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Helping Haiti Help Itself

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2010 | 9:10 PM

Port-au-Prince lies in ruins, and the world works alongside the Haitian people to bind up Haiti's wounds. International aid flows slowly onto battered runways and over scarred roads. In time, Haiti will move from triaging its wounded to rebuilding its infrastructure, and the debate over how to make foreign aid...

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