Clinton in U-turn on Haiti

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The Independent Online
LITTLE ROCK (Reuter) - President-elect Bill Clinton urged Haitians not to leave for the United States and said those who did would be returned to Haiti 'for the time being'.

Mr Clinton said during the election campaign that he would have a much more liberal policy of granting asylum to Haitian refugees until an elected government was restored in Port-au-Prince. But aides say he has been alarmed by reports that as many as 200,000 Haitians were preparing to embark by boat for Florida after his inauguration next Wednesday.

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