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Family members want Haitians who survived boat capsizing released by immigration authorities
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:43 AM EDT
Family members of Haitians who survived a boat capsizing in the waters off Miami want them released by immigration authorities.
The remaining survivors are being detained pending an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Relatives of the Haitian survivors being detained have scheduled a news conference Monday morning in Miami to call for their release.
Officials say all the survivors are Haitian, Bahamian or Jamaican. None had permission to enter the U.S. According to court documents filed last week, the boat's voyage began in the Bahamas.