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Broward County Commission Adopts Resolution Urging 18-Month Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation,” September 14, 2017

United States Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolution Urging 18-Month Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation,” June 26, 2017

“VICTORY in Boston: Boston City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of Temporary Protected Status (TPS),” August 23, 2017

“City of North Miami Unanimously Passes Resolution Urging 18-month Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation,“ August 22, 2017

Detailed December 2016 USCIS Assessment that Conditions Warranting TPS Persist, and then U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, in December 2016 recommendation that Haiti TPS be Extended when it Expires July 22

A Harrowing Turning Point for Haitian Immigrants,” by Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker, May 12, 2017

Congressional Progressive Caucus leaders oppose Trump administration’s discriminatory targeting of Haitian refugees, May 11, 2017

13 members of New York’s congressional delegation urge extension of TPS for Haitians, May 5, 2017

All eleven members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation wrote DHS Secretary Kelly urging him to extend TPS for Haiti for another 18 months, May 4, 2017

Congressional Black Caucus asks feds to show ‘compassion’ for Haitians in U.S.,” Miami Herald, May 2, 2017; 47 Congressional Black Caucus members urge DHS Secretary Kelly to extend Haiti TPS

U.S. Senators Rubio and Nelson of Florida, joined by 8 U.S. Representatives from Florida (3 Republicans and 5 Democrats), wrote to DHS Secretary Kelly urging the extension of TPS for Haitians, March 24, 2017

MA Senator Ed Markey wrote to DHS Secretary Kelly urging extension of TPS, April 18, 2017

16 Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Schumer and Judiciary and Appropriations ranking members Feinstein and Leahy, wrote a joint letter urging Secretaries Kelly and Tillerson to extend TPS for Haiti, April 26, 2017

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand of New York wrote to Secretary of State Tillerson and DHS Secretary Kelly urging an expedited extension of TPS for Haitians, March 24, 2017

Representative Mia Love wrote to the President urging extension of Haiti’s TPS designation, March 14, 2017

Broward County Commissioners wrote DHS Secretary John Kelly urging him to extend Haiti’s TPS designation, May 9, 2017

168 faith-based organizations and 248 faith leaders wrote DHS Secretary Kelly urging him to extend TPS for Haiti, May 1, 2017

National Catholic leaders wrote to DHS Secretary Kelly urging an extension of Haiti’s TPS designation, April 17, 2017

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies issued this statement calling for an extension of humanitarian protection for Haitian nationals, April 21, 2017

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued this statement regarding reports that USCIS is recommending  termination of TPS for Haitians to DHS Secretary Kelly, April 21, 2017

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center published a report titled “Economic Contributions by Salvadoran, Honduran and Haitian TPS Holders: The Cost to Taxpayers, GDP, and Businesses of Ending TPS,” April 19, 2017

In a Letter to the Editor of Miami Herald, Marleine Bastien (FANM) emphasized that “Haitians still need protective status,” April 11, 2017

The Municipal Council of the township of Irvington, NJ adopted a Resolution urging President Trump and DHS to extend TPS for at least 18 months, April 11

Florida State Senator Daphne Campbell called for extension of Haitian refugees’ emergency status, April 24

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke proposed legislation to expand TPS for Haitians, February 10

51 Florida groups and leaders wrote Hillary Clinton urging redesignating TPS and expanding HRFP, among other actions, October 20, 2016

Senator Bill Nelson co-sponsored a letter from 12 U.S. Senators urging TPS redesignation in light of Matthew, October 13, 2016

U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson urged re-designation of TPS and expanding HFRP, October 13, 2016

U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings wrote President Obama urging redesignation of TPS, October 12, 2016

A bipartisan letter to President Obama from 57 U.S. Representatives, co-sponsored by Rep. Frederica Wilson and circulated before Matthew struck Haiti, strongly urged reinstatement of the pre-September 22 parole and non-removal policy, October 5, 2016

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