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Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Immigrants

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With Haiti in ruins, many people are interested in what they can do to help. Donating money or services is useful, of course, as are the military resources the Obama administration is deploying to help maintain order. But one major concrete thing the US government could do is to grant what’s called “temporary protected status” to refugees from Haiti. This is a special kind of temporary immigration status that’s put in place in emergency situations and gives nationals of the country in question enhanced ability to work in the United States and travel back and forth between the US and their home country.

Read about it in more detail from Andrea Nil.

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