Nearly 700 Haitian Convicts Released During Moratorium on Deportations

David Ovalle, Miami Herald, February 18, 2012

Kesler Dufrene, who last year slaughtered three people in North Miami after being let out of immigration custody, wasn’t the only convict released to the streets because of a moratorium on deportations to Haiti.

According to newly released federal statistics, 687 Haitians slated for deportation were released to the streets in 2010 because of the year-long moratorium on deportations to the earthquake-ravaged island.

Of those, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took 90 back into custody and deported them to Haiti once the moratorium was lifted in January 2011. Another 16 are back in detention and are awaiting deportation.

And the rest, more than 500, are still out on the streets on supervised release or are out on their own recognizance. According to ICE, some are seeking “legal relief” to halt their deportations while others have been granted “an immigration benefit.”

Some are back in local jail after being re-arrested, according to ICE, which did not specify exactly how many have re-offended.

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On humanitarian grounds, the Obama administration halted deportations to Haiti after an earthquake decimated the island. And since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people slated for deportation cannot be held for more than six months, 687 Haitians were ultimately released after the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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Tens of thousands of deportees, most of them Cubans convicted of serious felonies, are currently out on supervised probation because Cuba won’t accept them back. {snip}

In Dufrene’s case, he was not required to wear any sort of electronic monitoring system. Instead, Dufrene simply had to present himself to immigration authorities in person once a month, which he did not do—although he did call immigration agents to reschedule shortly before the murders.

Of the hundreds of convicts currently released to the streets, only 55 are required to wear electronic monitors, according to ICE.

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  • America is a stupid country with stupid leaders, of course these guys are going to commit crimes here once they figure they’re not going to be deported. You can also throw in the thousands of El Salvadorans who are allowed to also stay in this country after an earthquake happened there years ago. The fact is the Democrats don’t want these people to go and the Republicans are to scared of being accused of “racism” to stand up for American citizens

  • An earthquake devastated Haiti. 

    How can you tell?

    • Oil Can Harry

      Old Howard Stern joke from the ’90s:

      “In today’s news a massive earthquake struck Haiti this weekend. Experts say it may have caused upwards of $4 worth of damage.”

  • You know, I hate to make broad generalizations, but in my experience there’s only one thing more wretched and vile than a Haitian, and that’s a Somalian.  

  • razorrare

    The only thing worse than a Haitian or Somalian is the White Marxist Elite who has provided the means for this travesty of injustice to occur.For every  White family that has been harmed/victimized by such treasonous bills passed to further balkanize our once great country it is my hope that someday these traitors will be made to pay reparations to such White victimized familys who have suffered rapes,robberies and murders by third worlders.

    •  Touché, and I agree absolutely.  However, let’s not hold our breaths.  We fight for a brighter future.  Injustices perpetrated against us power our drive.  Let others cling to the past as their right to victimhood.  I don’t want reparations; I seek true justice.

  • Detroit_WASP

    If they don’t want to send them back to Haiti, how about sending them back to Africa?  Seriously, why not?  Heck, with DNA testing we could probably even find their kin back in mother Africa who would likely welcome them with open arms.

    For some odd reason, I think the Haitians would rather be in the US than Africa…..not sure why I think that!!! 

  • Haitians are some of the filthiest, diseased people on the earth (based on American standards)……so they’ll fit right in with the Democrat Party. 

    I’m quite sure, come November,  they’ll be voting for the disingenuous 3rd World leftist who currently resides in the White House.

  • Oil Can Harry

    The offer will pulled off the table once he meets them!