Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Extension Of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) For Haiti Beneficiaries

“I commend the Secretary for extending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the United States.  Sixteen months after the devastating earthquake, Haiti is still struggling to rebuild, to promote public health and to protect its citizens, as I saw firsthand during my recent visit.  An extension of TPS is the right step to take for humanitarian reasons, but it also will aid Haiti in much broader ways as Haitians in the United States work and contribute to their families’ and their nation’s reconstruction.” 

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