PIH Calls for Immediate Stop to Deportations
APRIL 6, 2020
BOSTON – Partners In Health calls on the Department of Homeland Security to immediately stop all deportations, including the flight scheduled to depart the United States for Haiti tomorrow, April 7. People scheduled for deportation face heightened risks of contracting and unknowingly spreading COVID-19, thanks to conditions like overcrowded detention centers, and deportations not only needlessly accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, but undermine deportees’ and recipient countries’ right to health.
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