Catholic Religious advocates revoking deportation of Haitians
To decrease economic inequality and to be aware of migrant rights and needs of Haiti. Those were among the requests that eight committees of bishops did to the authorities at the regional meeting on migration, held in Costa Rica. Protection of migrants: the ecclesiastical authorities of the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama showed concern about the deportations suffered by some Haitians, and the political and economic insecurity that causes them to be expelled from those states that represent a source of employment.The letter aims to stop the flow of extradition from the country of destination. This until the country can overcome the earthquake that struck Port au Prince and other cities, on January 12th, 2010. « We urge the nations to protect Haitians residing in its territory, » says the letter. The church authorities expect that asylum measures can be maintained until the country is able to receive back their countrymen. The request is consistent with that indicated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on June, 22 nd .UNHCR nations demanded the protection of Haitian immigrants in their various destinations, due to the « precarious condition that persists in the country. » Fair treatment of migrants The commission, which met in San José, Costa Rica, called through the letter that nations begin to give a fair treatment to those in Latin America who leave their countries of origin. The diagnosis of Representatives was alarming, in respect of dangers that migrants bear outside their native lands. Kidnappings, violence from tort organizations, the murder of immigrants and the violation of the rights of children, adolescents, victims of trafficking, are among the dangers that these people are exposed. The emphasis is to stop the inequality development, so that families â€œcan find work and live with dignity in their countries of origin. »
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