Ronel still waits. His dad has a cell phone, and has been texting to his twitter account, but the US embassy staff just threatened to confiscate cell phones. Perhaps they don't want this story being told? This is their 7th night sleeping at the embassy. There is a group of 60 adoptive parents and children who have been lied to and ignored for days. They were told their papers to leave were signed. They were shown the papers. They were told they just had to secure their own plane. Ernest's friends got him a seat on a flight. It had to leave without him, because he wasn't given clearance, and was told that the Haitian Prime Minister had not, in fact, signed him out (despite seeing paperwork to the contrary).
Ronel is witness to all of this. He is repeatedly asking his dad when he will get to go home. They are being fed MRE's and told to ration their water.
Debra is at home, hearing all this unfold. She has a newborn baby. Her husband has been gone for NINE DAYS.
I am disgusted. Ernest's cryptic tweets from tonight are below. Newest tweets first.
They threatened to confiscate cell phones and I need to hear @debraparker voice.
I don't trust anybody here anymore. Congressman Poe just called me personally. He has rocked! Thank u!
The embassy director just basically told us we r here indefinitely...they didn't mean it when they told us to get a flight.
Never seen a government official tell someone to F-you in front of a bunch of kids.
OMG all heck is breaking loose here...it's getting volatile!
The director just came out and when we started asking questions walked off and then we were told F-you.
We r now being told by DC that they think none of us have been signed by PM (prime minister) and they just told us that cuz they didn't think we'd get planes
They have sent for her and the district director twice and they refuse to come...I am counting to ten....
Now the guy @ window is saying nobody is approved by PM but my paperwork was already shown to me.
Still can't get the people w my paperwork or escort to airport...times running out. Things wouldn't seem right around here otherwise.
Have a flight waiting on us ready to leave at 8 but need DHS to give us paperwork and transport...can't find anyone.
Three weeks ago, I was so proud of our government for the protection and care the embassy showed me when I went there after the earthquake. Today, I don't know what to think.
Once again, I implore the media to cover this story. Why are they taking away cell phones? Why are they lying to people? Why have the policies and procedures changed so drastically in two weeks? Why are government officials cursing at parents who just want to leave with their children? Why did four military planes leave Port-Au-Prince EMPTY yesterday? Why don't they want these people out of Haiti?
Someone needs to find out.