President's policy on Haitian refugees


President Bush is expected to sign an order banning foreign ships that do business with Haiti from entering United States ports. This follows his decision to return Haitian refugees to their homeland without giving them a chance to make a case for political asylum. The administration says the people are fleeing poverty, not political persecution. Critics say the U.S. is creating a "Caribbean Curtain" that does the same to Haitians as the Berlin Wall did to East Germans.

The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should foreign ships doing business with Haiti be prohibited from coming to U.S. ports? Do you agree or disagree with President Bush's policy to exclude Haitians?

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County). After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone.

Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.

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