Hundreds Of Doctors Ask Administration To Let Displaced Haitians Stay In U.S.
They came to the United States following the 2010 earthquake. “Haiti reports some of the world’s worst health indicators, which continue to inhibit the country’s development,” the doctors wrote. “These deadly health threats jeopardize the safety and well-being of 50,000 Haitians."
Hundreds Of Doctors Urge Trump Administration To Allow Haitians With Protected Status To Stay In The Country
Hundreds of doctors signed a letter Tuesday calling on the Department of Homeland Security to allow about 58,000 Haitians affected by the country’s 2010 earthquake to stay in the United States for at least another year. The letter, signed by 552 doctors from across the country, asked Secretary John F. Kelly to extend their participation in a program known as temporary protected status for another 18 months. (Cramer, 5/16)
In other administration news —
Who Will Care For Abril? Parents Fear For Their Disabled Child If They Are Deported
Every few minutes, Abril begins to choke. Diagnosed as a baby with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, the Santa Cruz, Calif., 8-year-old has never spoken, or walked or cleared her own throat. Dozens of times a day, her parents, Rafael and Sonia, use a special machine to suction out saliva and phlegm from their oldest daughter’s mouth. Because choking and seizures can strike Abril anytime, a parent is always by her side. Rafael and Sonia, both from Mexico, have lived in this country without permission for more than a decade. But only since the recent presidential election has a question haunted them: If they are deported, what will happen to Abril? (Wiener, 5/17)