Did The United States deport a Haitian man exposed to COVID-19?

There is a rumor that US immigration officials deported a Haitian man exposed to the coronavirus COVID-19. Read this from the Miami Herald.


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A Haitian national who had been exposed to COVID-19 respiratory disease while in federal immigration custody was not among a group of detainees deported back to Haiti by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday.

The detainee, whom the Miami Herald agreed not to name, was part of a mobilization late Monday night from members of Congress and immigration advocates to stop the flight from departing from Alexandria, Louisiana. However, ICE still sent the plane to Haiti with 61 detainees on board.

Both a Haitian government source and the deportee's wife confirmed to the Herald that the detainee was not among the 61 detainees who landed in Port-au-Prince shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was removed from the flight at the last minute after members of Congress, including Miami Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, failed to get the Department of Homeland Security to halt the deportations back to Haiti amid the coronavirus global pandemic

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