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Immigration Law

58,000 Haitians in U.S. May Lose Post-Earthquake Protections

Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, May 20, 2017 - "By Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly is expected to announce whether to let Haitians’ temporary protected status expire on July 22 or extend it again. (If he does nothing, it extends six months automatically.) By law, the decision should be based solely on conditions in Haiti — the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere — and its ability to absorb a large wave of returnees, not on immigration policy."