Our Work in Haiti
In February 2012, Marleine Bastien and partners from the UM Law’s Human Rights Clinic traveled to Haiti to conduct field research. The team documented the experiences of Haitians who have been deported from the U.S. since the earthquake in 2010. Information from the trip will be used to continue to urge the U.S. Government to immediately stop deportations to Haiti until the country can recover from the earthquake. FANM, UM Law’s Human Rights Clinic, and several other partners have been active in calling attention to this issue in the U.S. Congress and with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The team also visited several tent camps, where some deportees and many others are living under constant threat of eviction. Children and teens in the tent camps expressed their desire to attend school, but shared that they lacked the funds to pay tuition.