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US congresswoman Clarke calls on White House to halt deportations of Haitians

US Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, of the 9th congressional district of Brooklyn, New York, has urged President Obama to halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians, and to redesignate Temporary Protected Status to Haitian nationals. Clarke has also signed and promoted a petition created by two major Haiti Diaspora groups in New York that, on receiving 100,000 signatures, would require an official response from the White House.

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US congresswoman calls on Obama administration to halt deportation of Haitians

Jamaica Observer

November 10, 2016

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US Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke (Photo from original article).

 

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — US Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has urged the Obama administration to immediately halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians.

“Earlier today (Wednesday), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed that removal proceedings have resumed for Haitian nationals in the United States who lack Temporary Protected Status (TPS),” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).“The majority of the people DHS intends to remove have not been accused of any crime”.

According to Clarke, the deportations will “return thousands of Haitians to a country that continues to struggle with the devastation of Hurricane Matthew and the recent outbreak of cholera that was introduced by international aid workers responding to the 2010 earthquake”…

 

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