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Rep. Alcee Hastings Calls for TPS for Haitians

U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings Calls on President Bush to Provide Haitian Nationals in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE�� ������� ������� Contact: David Goldenberg April 12, 2007� ������� ������� ������� ������� ������� Office: (202) 225-1313 ������� ������� ������� ������� ������� ������� ������� Cell: (202) 277-7349 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) today again called on President Bush to grant Haitian nationals currently in the United States Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in response to almost 200 Haitian migrants who have landed ashore in South Florida in less than two weeks. This is not the first time in the past year that Representative Hastings has made such calls.� In March 2006, Representative Hastings wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urging the Secretary to grant TPS for eighteen months to Haitian nationals […]

Influx of deportees stirs anger in Haiti (The Boston Globe)

By Amy Bracken, The Boston Globe Some believe US policy helped boost crime rate Harry Desiré helped found Alternative Chance, a criminal deportee advocacy organization, after he was deported to Haiti. Desiré spent five years in New York State prisons. (Michelle Karshan for the Boston Globe) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — As the Haitian government struggles to bring security to its chaotic capital, many Haitians say the United States is aggravating the crime problem by quadrupling the number of criminal deportees to their native country. Tensions have risen after a recent wave of kidnappings and high-profile slayings in Port-au-Prince, including the abduction, torture, and killing of a 20-year-old woman studying to be a teacher. It was in the midst of this rash of violent crime that the United States increased the deportation of Haitians, both illegal immigrants and legal-resident criminals who had […]

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