Popular Haitian Writer Speaks Up For Immigrant Detainees
Fri. Oct. 12, 2007
A popular Haitian author has appealed to the U.S. Congress’ Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law for fair, decent and humane treatment for immigrant detainees.
The Florida-based Edwidge Danticat recently testified before the Subcommittee on immigration detainees and medical care. For Danticat, the issue hit close of home after her 81-year-old uncle,
Joseph Nosius Dantica, died while in the custody of Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Joseph Nosius Dantica died after the medications he was taking for his high blood pressure and inflamed prostate were allegedly taken away from him and substituted with others.