Haitian Migrants Seeking To Make It To U.S. Sent Back

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CaribWorldNews, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Feb. 12, 2010: Seventy-eight Haitian migrants trying to make it to the U.S. illegally have been nabbed and repatriated.

The U.S. Coast Guard statement says the Haitians were found in an overloaded sail freighter that was stopped in Bahamian waters last weekend.

A patrol boat from the Royal Bahamian Defense Force intercepted the migrants on Saturday, and the island chain asked the U.S. for help getting them back to Haiti.

The Coast Guard returned the migrants to Cap Haitien, on the north coast of the earthquake-crippled nation and said Haitian personnel were available to receive them Thursday.

 

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