UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government must not consider deportations to Haiti says Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 25, 2010 10:46 GMT

Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Huhne has written to Alan Johnson, David Miliband and Douglas Alexander to seek assurances that the Government is not considering deporting people back to Haiti.

Chris Huhne said:

“I would imagine there are very few Haitian nationals awaiting deportation from this country, but any that are must not be sent back to Haiti for the foreseeable future.

“I would hope the Government is not even considering deportations at this time but I am seeking assurances from ministers similar to those given by the United States and France.

“As well as helping Haiti with humanitarian assistance, we must not send Haitians here back to that ravaged country until the situation has improved dramatically.”