Deported Haitian Man Who Died Was Healthy Upon Leaving the U.S.

February 02, 2011
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More information has come to light about the Haitian man who died of cholera-like symptoms soon after he was deported from the United States. Thirty-four-year-old Wildrick Guerrier was deported on January 20 along with 26 other Haitians. He was one of the first Haitian immigrants to be sent back to Haiti since the Obama administration resumed deportations to Haiti last month. Guerrier was reportedly healthy when he left the United States but became sick after he was held in a Haitian jail cell with 17 other men. The cholera epidemic in Haiti has killed at least 4,000 people since October and has sickened 200,000 more.