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SENATOR GILLIBRAND URGES OBAMA TO ADD HAITI TO TPS COUNTRY LIST

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From Politico:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is asking
President Barack Obama to grant temporary protected status to Haitians
illegally living in the United States -- a move that would prevent
people from being deported to the earthquake-devastated country.



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"I am renewing my call to President Obama to grant these families
temporary protected status so they do not have to live in fear of
having to immediately return to a country ravaged with devastation,"
Gillibrand said in a statement Wednesday morning.



In her letter to Obama, Gillibrand said temporary protected status is
"needed because there is no way to safely return Haitian citizens to
their country" and continued by outlining precedent for such action.
"The United States granted TPS to Honduras and Nicaragua in 1999,
following Hurricane Mitch, and to El Salvador in 2001, following
several earthquakes.



"Haiti clearly meets the criteria for TPS designation, and extending it
would be one way to help address this catastrophe, as well as alleviate
additional burdens on American assistance workers," the letter
concluded.

Update: The LA Times is reporting that Florida Republican Congressmen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart as well as Democratic Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings are all calling for the President to issue a TPS order.

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