Haitians Face Illegal Entry Charges In Vermont

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The U.S, Border Patrol says it’s arrested more than 100 people from Haiti for allegedly illegally entering Vermont from Canada.

Officials say those arrests come in the time since the January 12th earthquake.

Lawyers assigned to represent the Haitians told the Burlington Free Press that many are coming to the U.S. because they’re desperate to be with relatives and loved ones after the quake killed family members in their home country.

U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffins says he’s not inclined to ease up on the charges because there needs to be a deterrent for people who try to illegally come into this country.

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