Thousands of Haitians crammed onto rickety school buses and the backs of trucks to flee the ravaged capital on Monday in an uncertain quest for shelter, fresh water and stability in the countryside.
As you know, undocumented Haitians living in the US have been granted Temporary Protection Status, and there is an airlift of Haitian orphans to the US.
Little Miss Attila lets the snark flow on the people objecting to bringing Haitians to the US for medical treatment,
I assume that there will now be a series of comments from bitter, used-up people who want to explain to me that the United States is a remarkably fragile place, and if anyone who came here for emergency medical treatment were to wrangle a way of staying here permanently, it would bring this entire nation right to its knees. My readers are divided on the issue of orphans such as these kids in Port au Prince being granted visas (one commenter suggests the age of 12, helpfully, as a cutoff), but many are terribly opposed to any adults being cared for in this country, because they might overstay any visas granted to them for medical care, and then they would bring their twisted ethics into this country of 280,000,000 or whatever. Then they would infect us with TB, which our hospitals simply aren’t prepared to screen for.
The Anchoress is updating on her Notes From Haiti’s Children.
Haiti is in a most desperate situation. What we do now is what matters.
The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean will be up tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.