Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Lawmakers Cast Symbolic Vote for Haitians

The Florida Senate departed from its relative silence on immigration issues Monday, passing a memorial that encourages the federal government to ease travel restrictions for Haitians looking to come to the United States. By Toluse Olorunnipaherald, Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature has been mostly mum on immigration this year, but state Senators on Monday moved to ask the federal government to make it easier for Haitians to join their family members in the United States.The Senate voted in favor of a memorial asking the Department of Homeland Security to create the Haitian Family Reunification Program, which would speed up the immigration process for Haitians looking to leave the country in the wake of a massive 2010 earthquake there.“Two years later, the damaged country is struggling to attain even the most basic standards of living for the thousands still […]

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