U S Embassy in Haiti warns against illegal maritime trips

The United States Embassy in Haiti has launched a strong warning to Haitians who take to the sea in order to reach American shores.

In a strongly worded tweet, the Embassy warned not only passengers but also smugglers who organize these dangerous trips.

“We are concerned by the increase in illegal migration by maritime routes and strongly warn against such travel. Illegal migrant ventures & smuggling operations are dangerous, and frequently end in tragedy, as seen most recently by the tragic disappearance of a 9-year old Haitian girl at sea. The United States Coast Guard works with the Haitian Coast Guard to maintain a continuous, vigilant presence in the Caribbean Basin. Partnership matters!” concludes the tweet.


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