Friday, August 4, 2017

‘We’re close to the limit’: Big O becomes a shelter as refugees flow from U.S. |

By Montreal Gazette, Aug 03, 2017

“Haitians help Haitians,” one volunteer explained.

Jean Dorméus was among Montreal’s flood of new arrivals. The secretary-general of a political youth group in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien, Dorméus, 23, fled six months ago when individuals threatened to kill him and his family, he said. Since his father was likewise threatened and assassinated, Dorméus took the threat seriously. His mother and sister fled to neighbouring Dominican Republic and he flew to Mexico, then crossed into San Diego to ask for asylum.

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