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Protesters Block Miami Port to Demand End to Haiti Deportation Flights

HeadlineOct 19, 2021

In Miami, at least 10 immigrant justice advocates were arrested Monday after temporarily blocking the entrance to Port Miami by lying in the roadway. The act of civil disobedience was led by several groups calling on the Biden administration to end the deportation of Haitian asylum seekers and issue permanent and humane immigration relief for millions of people.

Haiti’s justice minister says the criminal gang that kidnapped 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries and their children is asking for $1 million for each hostage’s release. The Biden administration said Monday the FBI was in negotiations with kidnappers from the gang 400 Mawozo. 

Here in New York, Jean Montrevil, a father of four and longtime immigrant rights leader, has returned home to the U.S. on a special 90-day parole, after he was deported to Haiti in 2018. Democracy Now! has followed Jean Montrevil’s case for over a decade; later in the broadcast, he’ll join us from a studio here in New York.

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