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Haiti says it can’t accept U.S. deportees

Haiti says it can’t accept U.S. deportees Storm damage has crippled island nation, leader says McClatchy-Tribune Oct. 4, 2008, 9:40PM MIAMI — Haitian President Rene Preval on Friday said his storm-ravaged country will no longer be able to accept U.S. deportees and — for the first time — publicly called on the Bush administration to allow undocumented Haitians living in the United States to remain until their homeland recovers. “Haiti will no longer be able to receive the deported individuals that the United States sends us on a regular basis,” Preval said at the closing address at the Americas Conference in Coral Gables, Fla. “This is the occasion for the United States administration to put in place for Haitians the benefit of TPS, the Temporary Protected Status, that has already been granted to other countries in the region such as […]

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