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|Sujet: Stop Deporting Haitians and Support a Package of Lun 16 Mar 2009 - 14:48|| |
11 March 2009
PRESS RELEASE - For immediate Release
Contact: Lucie Oligario <email@example.com> at 973.371.0089
Haitian League Delegates Press White House and Congress to
Stop Deporting Haitians and Support a Package of
Sustained Economic Development for Haiti
On March 9-10, 2009, a six-member delegation of The Haitian League consisting of Bernier Lauredan, M.D., Placide Michel, Lucie Oligario, Wilby Louis, Frantz Bourget and youth representative Clifford Bourget met at the White House with National Security Adviser, Dr. Catherine L. K. Helbling, and Mr. Luis Rossello, Acting Director, Western Hemispheric and Caribbean Affairs, and in Congress with Senators Bill Nelson [D-FL] and Jeff Bingaman [D-NM], and House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr. [D-MI]. The delegation spoke up for the thirty thousand Haitian immigrants who are currently threatened with deportation. In addition, the delegation presented an overall sustainable development package for Haiti, which will includes health, education, employment, housing, ecological restoration and renewable energy.
Dr. Helbling told The Haitian League that the matter of Haitian immigrants is in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security. She said President Barack Obama is aware of the groundswell to halt the Haitian's deportations until the economy and post-hurricane living conditions improve in Haiti. Helbling said the President is also open to suggestions on how to resolve their continued presence in the U.S. The League notes that Haitians are only 0.25 percent of twelve million unauthorized immigrants, per Homeland Security statistics.
As for the sustainable development package, Dr. Helbling welcomed The League’s presentation and asked for further details as soon as possible. She hopes to receive a complete document prior to the International donor conference for Haiti which is scheduled for mid-April in Washington, D.C. At the conference, all major parties - United States, Canada, France, Spain, European Union, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank – will present their position on how they intend to help Haiti......
On Capitol Hill, The League met with congressional staff members Dr. P. Jeffry Phan of Senator Bingaman’s office, and Greta Lundberg and Tim Standaert of Senator Nelson’s office. Both Senators have supported Haitian causes. The three Staffers told The League that Bingaman and Nelson agree that Haiti cannot now absorb tens of thousands of deportees, and therefore have formally requested Homeland Security to halt deportation proceedings. A decision is expected soon. As to an alternative economic development package, the staff requested the input of the League as soon as possible.
At the request of Cong. Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, three members of The League stayed an additional day in Washington to attend a special congressional members’ discussion on future policies and programs for Haiti. The session was positive and fruitful. In particular, The League was invited to accompany a Congressional delegation to Haiti in early April and to help them prepare the two-day itinerary. - - - - - - -
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|Sujet: Re: Stop Deporting Haitians and Support a Package of Lun 16 Mar 2009 - 16:05|| |
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