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82 FL-Based Leaders’ October 13 Letter to VP Biden and Senator Harris on Ten Haitian American Community Policy Priorities


82 FL-Based Leaders’ October 13 Letter to VP Biden and Senator Harris on Ten Haitian American Community Policy Priorities

October 13, 2020
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden                                                                                                                                          Democratic Candidate for President of the United States
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris                                                                                                                                      Democratic Candidate for Vice President of the United States
Dear Vice President Biden and Senator Harris:
Congratulations on your nomination and thank you for your service to our nation.   As Florida-based leaders and organizations active in the Haitian American community, we strongly believe that U.S. policies should help to make life safer and more just for Haitians here and in Haiti.  We appreciate your statement that “[i]nvesting in Haiti’s prosperity and security is in the national security interest of the United States.”  We also appreciate your support for a path to citizenship for immigrants who have long paid taxes, owned businesses, and raised families in the United States including U.S.-born children, and whose remittances are vital to the welfare and economies of their home countries.
We write to respectfully request a meeting with you during the campaign to discuss the following non-exhaustive list of urgent community priorities and “asks,” which we hope a Biden-Harris administration will promptly implement and pursue.
Read the full letter, including the urgent community priorities and “asks” here

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