Brooklyn reps applaud temporary protected status for Haitians

EXCERPT: Among the first to call for the designation — which will be in effect for 18 months — was Flatbush City Councilmember Jumaane Williams.

Williams, who urged the designation initially during a press conference organized by Mayor Michael Bloomberg the day after a 7.0 earthquake hit the island, said in a subsequent interview that offering Haitians living in the United States temporary protected status would be an important move in stabilizing the troubled country.

“We need them to be productive residents so they can help rebuild Haiti,” Williams stressed.

For more, read this New York Post article.

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