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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Coast Guard repatriates 107 Haitian Migrants
|By Trenton Daniel
Crew members on the Cutter Vigilant spotted a grossly overloaded sail
freighter about 19 miles southwest of Great Inagua, Bahamas, on Sunday. The crew
launched its small boat and distributed life jackets to 107 migrants.
Once aboard Coast Guard cutters, migrants are given food, water, shelter and any
necessary medical attention.
The migrants were sent back to Cap-Haitien, a seaside city located in northern
The Coast Guard has interdicted 1,313 Haitian migrants since Oct. 1, compared to
1,610 interdictions in all of 2007.
The repatriation on Tuesday comes as Haiti wrestles with soaring food prices and
mounting political instability. In April, at least six people were killed in
food-related protests and Haitian lawmakers fired the prime minister.
The Haitian government has yet to approve a successor.
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