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Lawyer rallies support for undocumented Haitians in America

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:08 PM
A young girl hugs her mother after she and her Haitian family, that did not want to be identified, living in the US with Temporary Protected Status spoke during a news conference, on Monday. – AP

Haitian American legislator Dr Mathieu Eugene is rallying support for undocumented Haitians who are under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programme.

Dr Eugene, who is also a member of the Brooklyn Council, says he scrapped plans to celebrate Haitian Flag Day so as not to divert attention from the issue of the TPS.

The Haitian legislator says undocumented Haitians are facing one of the most difficult moments in their lives in the US and therefore need all the support they can get.

An estimated 58,000 Haitians will be sent back to Haiti if the US Department of Homeland Security decides to end the TPS.

At the same time undocumented Haitians are being urged to put in place contingency plans in the event the US Department of Homeland Security decides to end the program in January.