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Letter on behalf of the Haitian Community

Letter on behalf of the Haitian Community

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The President

The Whitehouse

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC, 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Congratulations on your inauguration as President of this great country, the United States of America.

As Haitian Pastors serving in the Florida Community, we make a plea on behalf of the 58,000 Haitian people who were victims of the catastrophic earthquake that happened in Haiti in 2010. These people were granted a TPS which was given to them by then President Obama, allowing them to come here and to work legally. President Obama has since left office without making a decision concerning this matter.

We are appealing to you to have this TPS renewed or extended. The thought is that all is well in Haiti and that things are back to normal.  This is not so. These 58,000 persons will have nothing to go back to.  They have assimilated their lives into this country and are contributing by being hard-working and law-abiding residents. If their legal documents expire they will not be able to work legally and would then become a liability to this country, which they do not want.  They want to live and work here legally.

We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you as you lead this great nation and that you would assist the Haitian community which has suffered so much over the years because of major natural disasters in their country from time to time.

Most respectfully,

Rev. Dr. Elie Jean-Pierre and Rev. Lucdel Harrigan on behalf of the Haitian Pastors of Florida


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