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Bahamian evacuees find welcome in Florida but politics dog their presence

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Immigration authorities separate 12-year-old Bahamian girl from her godmother and place her in unaccompanied migrants shelterThey descended the cruise ship’s gangplank at the Port of Palm Beach looking like refugees from a war zone. Some carried babies and small children; others clutched small bags of possessions snatched hastily from the rubble of their ruined homes; most had just the clothes they stood in.For the 1,435 weary Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas who disembarked the Grand Celebration liner and stepped on to the dockside at the weekend there were the pressing concerns of where they would find immediate shelter. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/11/bahamian-evacuees-florida-hurricane-dorian

Author : Richard Luscombe in Miami

Publish date : 2019-09-11 19:50:39

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