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Republican Gov. Rick Scott Presses DHS to Extend TPS for Haiti

Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida urged Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to extend TPS for Haitians in a meeting on Thursday. DHS spokesman David Lapan noted that the secretary still hasn’t made a decision regarding extending TPS, which will allow over 50,000 Haitians to continue to live legally in the United States. Lapan said Sec. Kelly and Gov. Scott “did have a conversation about the program and the secretary listened to the Governor’s points about his desire for DHS to extend TPS.” The governor joins the growing bipartisan support for TPS extension, including Rep. Dan Donovan (R, NY), members of both Massachusetts‘ and New York’s congressional delegations, and 16 Senate Democrats.  Add your voice: Call your representatives and senators to urge them to support TPS for Haitians. For more information on TPS extension, please visit our website. Part of the article is shown below. Click HERE for the original article. Rick Scott asks […]

New hospital in Haiti proves that aid done right can change lives

Stephanie Garry, Tampa Bay Times July 24, 2013 The gleaming white hospital appears out of nowhere in the bustle of this impoverished city in the Central Plateau of Haiti. It seems even more out of place when you consider what’s inside: 300 beds — more than All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Six operating rooms. A neonatal intensive care unit. A CT scanner, the only one available to the public in Haiti. Most important, patients. More than 10,000 have seen clinicians since the hospital opened this spring. It’s one of the few visible signs of progress since the 2010 earthquake leveled Port-au-Prince. More than half of American households donated after the earthquake to help a poor country with bad luck. But for the most part, the grand plans of building back better have not materialized. The 1.5 million people living […]

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