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RALLIERS SEEK PROTECTED STATUS EXTENSION FOR HAITIANS [+MEDIA]

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017....Haitian pastors, union members, and community advocates called on Gov. Charlie Baker Wednesday to urge the Trump administration to extend the temporary protected status for 50,000 Haitians living in the United States, including 4,300 in Massachusetts.

As part of a Haitian Heritage Month celebration Wednesday, advocates visited Baker's office to seek his assistance ahead of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's expected May 22 decision affecting the status of Haitians who came to the U.S. after a 2010 earthquake in their country. Haiti last year also faced the destruction of of Hurricane Matthew and a cholera epidemic, contributing to deteriorating public health conditions.


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