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City of North Miami Resolution Urges President/DHS to Create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (FRPP)

Attached is a strong October 11, 2011 City of North Miami Resolution urging the White House and DHS to promptly create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to "mirror" the ongoing Cuban FRPP, save lives, and help Haiti recover by generating remittances.  It notes broad national support and that over 30,000 beneficiaries have been paroled since 2009 under the Cuban program.

The resolution urges President Obama and DHS Secretary Napolitano "to promptly institute the program to save lives, reunify families and help the economic recovery of Haiti."  Mayor Pierre's e-mail is below.

On Tuesday, Massachusetts' U.S. Senators and six U.S. Representatives wrote DHS Secretary Napolitano urging this relief, as did Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on September 22, joining other support.  For those letters and relevant press releases, see 

May Administration officials hear these calls and promptly parole the most vulnerable and deserving so they don't have to wait four to eleven years in devastated Haiti despite already having been approved by DHS to join their families here.

Steven Forester, Immigration Policy Coordinator, 786 877 6999
Create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to help Haiti recover.  End the double standard.
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
www.HaitiJustice.org
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