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Haitian Cold War Refugees

Haitian Cold War RefugeesApproximately 150 years later, there were more Haitian-Americans in waiting. The Duvaliers’ oppressive rule of Haiti was the cause of refugeeism for thousands of Haitians from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Francois Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc, was the chief symbol of the problems that plagued Haiti during the Cold Warasylum, recognizing them only as economic migrants. Nonetheless, over time many more refugees made their way to American territory even after the Duvaliers and during the time of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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