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Advocates to ask Congress to intervene after White House announces plan to end Haitian residency permits in 2019

Advocates to ask Congress to intervene after White House announces plan to end Haitian residency permits in 2019

Advocates for immigrants say they will ask Congress to grant permanent residence to the nearly 60,000 Haitians who are living in the United States under temporary protection that the Trump administration announced will expire in July 2019.

They are not hopeful, CASA spokeswoman Fernanda Durand said. But few alternatives exist to halt the deportation of Haitians who have been allowed to stay here since an earthquake devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation in 2010.

“These people have been making contributions to the local and national economy,” Durand...

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