By Dolores M. Bernal, Jan 14, 2010 3:06 PM
Editor's note: This post originally appared on NEWS JUNKIE POST. Dolores M. Bernal is a print and radio journalist who has covered politics from Washington, DC, natural disasters, and immigration for Free Speech Radio News and Radio Bilingue. She's Co-Editor-in-Chief of NEWS JUNKIE POST.
The Department of Homeland Security announced this afternoon that deportations of people from Haiti are being halted due to the destruction from a 7.0 earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday. The damage hasn’t been assessed but reports that the infrastructure of the country has been devastated make it clear that Haiti is no place to visit at this time.