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05 Apr 2004 description

New York, NY, April 5, 2004 - As Secretary of State Colin Powell visits Haiti Monday to assess international efforts to provide stability and humanitarian aid, he must also address the United States' discriminatory policy towards Haitian refugees. The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children contends that U.S. policy towards Haitians violates international law, and in nearly all cases is forcing Haitians to return to the violence they fled without a chance to voice their asylum claims.

27 Feb 2004 description

New York, NY, February 27, 2004 - As violence in Haiti escalates, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children today expressed concern about President George W. Bush's stated intention to return Haitian refugees, and renewed its call to the Administration to comply with its obligation under both international and U.S. law to extend protection to those Haitians found to be refugees.

23 Dec 2003 description

New York, NY, December 23, 2003 -- The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children is deeply concerned that the United States government is ignoring its responsibility to protect Haitian refugees as the Caribbean nation grows ever closer to civil war. The United States must protect Haitians fleeing persecution and finish the job of democracy building, which it started in Haiti nearly a decade ago.