Sunday, January 31, 2010

Americans Arrested; caught with Haitian Kids at border of the DR

Special Envoy for Haiti Gives Interview Outsid...

Last Week when we blogged about the Children of Haiti and their Dangerous circumstances; little did we know that we were uncovering the tip of the iceberg.  the 33 children were recovered and the americans now have to answer for their actions; in a haitian jail.

We hope that Everyone realizes that this is not a time to ignore the plight of children who are always societies most vunerable victims.  we need to keep asking questions and watching what is happening to these children. if we don't watch today, tomorrow we won't know.


God Knows,



On BadGalsRadio today we are talking about Charlie Crist stopping the humanitarian rescue airlifts from Haiti; to the US.  this is a horrendous mistake and his credibility and reputation will suffer irrepairable damage from this stupid mistake. please take a moment and pop over and check it out. most of the major news services are pulling out of Haiti this week; and we feel compelled to continue reporting on the calamity.  feel free to subscribe to our newsfeed and you'll get the latest posts crispy fresh.

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We Waited How Long ?  before this bullshit has begun – Now Charlie is a Bonified BABY KILLER


God Bless and Care for The Children of Haiti,
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Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti


A boy walks past after receiving food from a Haitian foundation in downtown Port-au-Prince January 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
 
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police have arrested 10 U.S. citizens caught trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken country in a suspected illicit adoption scheme, authorities said on Saturday.
 
The five men and five women were in custody in the capital, Port-au-Prince after their arrests on Friday night. There are fears that traffickers could try to exploit the chaos and turmoil following Haiti's January 12 earthquake quake to engage in illegal adoptions.

One of the suspects, who says she is leader of an Idaho-based charity called New Life Children's Refuge, denied they had done anything wrong.

The suspects were detained at Malpasse, Haiti's main border crossing with the Dominican Republic, after Haitian police conducted a routine search of their vehicle.

Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption of the 33 children -- aged 2 months to 12 years -- through any embassy and no papers showing they were made orphans by the quake in the impoverished Caribbean country.

"This is totally illegal," said Yves Cristalin, Haiti's social affairs minister. "No children can leave Haiti without proper authorization and these people did not have that authorization." U.S. authorities could not be reached for immediate comment on the arrests.

But Laura Sillsby from the Idaho group told Reuters from a jail cell at Haiti's Judicial Police headquarters, "We had permission from the Dominican Republic government to bring the children to an orphanage that we have there."

"We have a Baptist minister here (in Port-au-Prince) whose orphanage totally collapsed and he asked us to take the children to the orphanage in the Dominican Republic," Sillsby added.

"I was going to come back here to do the paperwork," Sillsby said. "They accuse us of children trafficking. This is something I would never do. We were not trying to do something wrong."

In addition to outright trafficking in children, authorities have voiced fears since the quake that legitimate aid groups may have flown earthquake orphans out of the country for adoption before efforts to find their parents had been exhausted.

As a result, the Haitian government halted many types of adoptions earlier this month.
There are no reliable estimates of the number of parentless and lost children at risk in Haiti's quake-shattered capital.

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3 comments:

askcherlock said...

I think there are some groups who are going to Haiti with the intention of doing good, but when it comes to the children all precautions should be taken. The government is right to crack down on that. They certainly don't need child trafficking on top of everything else.

And Crist is heartless for doing what he did in stopping flights. Why is it always about money, even in a time of crisis?

RE Ausetkmt said...

Cher you see the problem like the rest of us; wonder why charlie doesn't ? it's cause he's a TUNA.

this will be bitin him in the ass when he least expects it. trust that.

I wonder why the americans would try to take the children across the border without the proper papers ? the kids say they have families and want to go back to them. that's gonna weigh heavily on this case no doubt. lets wait to see what's at the bottom of this mess, because we know there is something more sinister down there; unfortunantly.

Jacqueline said...

This is one big mess. The sad thing is...we just don't have a history of caring about each other...period. Even here, our own track record for taking care of innocent children has a bad stench.

God, is you're watching, please do something because our selfishness won't allow us to get it right.