Haitians Flee, Andrew's Lessons, And Pedestrian Targets On The Florida Roundup – WLRN
This week’s guests on The Florida Roundup with host Luis Hernandez:
Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald John Morales, Chief Meteorologist at NBC 6 Miami Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald Lulu Ramadan, Palm Beach Post Joey Flechas, Miami Herald
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Tens of thousands of Haitians are living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The status was provided after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 300-thousand people.
That protection will run out in January, which means thousands could be deported. A few thousand or so have decided to try their luck further north – in Canada. More than 38-hundred Haitian migrants crossed into Quebec in the first half of this month alone.
But is Canada accepting them with open arms? The Canadian Government sent a Haitian-born member of Parliament to Miami’s Little Haiti this week, urging Haitians not to cross into Canada in a way that would put them at risk for deportation and no options for help in the future.
Miami Herald Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles tells us about her trip to the border. She spoke with immigrants preparing to cross a ten-foot ditch between New York and Canada.
Where were you 25 years ago when Hurricane Andrew hit? The aftermath was intense. Within days, the National Guard arrived to cope with communities that had no power or basic supplies.
It’s been a quarter century, and South Florida hasn’t been through anything like that since. Can our infrastructure handle a category five storm? How would all the coastal high rises fare in the midst of such high winds, and could we evacuate an entire city? We hear from NBC6 Meteorologist John Morales, Eliot Kleinberg with the Palm Beach Post, and the Miami Herald’s Rene