US Grants “Temporary Protected Status” to Haitian Quake Victims

From the Boston Globe:

Haitians who fled the earthquake-ravaged nation last year will be eligible to apply for special status that allows them to live and work legally in the United States for a fixed amount of time, US immigration officials announced today.

The move extending so-called temporary protected status to the Haitians marks a major shift for federal officials, who had resisted granting it to thousands of Haitians in part to discourage a life-threatening mass migration by sea.The announcement comes days after Haiti inaugurated a new president.

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