WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States.
After a devastating earthquake, hurricanes and an imported cholera epidemic, impoverished Haiti seems an unlikely candidate for tough love. But that may be the best way to resolve a political impasse blocking the country’s recovery.
Number of people killed in the earthquake in 2010: over 217,300 > > Number of people killed by cholera epidemic caused by U.N. troops since > October 19, 2010: over 7,912 [i]
> Number of cholera cases worldwide in 2010 and 2011: 906,632
> Percent of worldwide cholera cases that were in Haiti in those years: 57 > > Total number of cholera cases in Haiti from 2010-2012: 635,980 [ii] > > Days Since Cholera Was Introduced in Haiti Without an Apology From the U.N.: > 813 >