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FANM, Congresswoman Fredericka Wilson to discuss newly implemented Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
EVENT: Congresswoman Fredericka Wilson, FANM, faith and community leaders, Haitian Family Reunification Program Beneficiaries come together to discuss the newly creation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program by the Obama administration.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:30AM
LOCATION: Torch of Friendship, 301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
On October 17th, 2014, UCIS announced the creation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, a bi-partisan measure which the Haitian-American community has been fighting for since after the 2010 earthquake. This program will speed up Haiti's recovery and relieve some of the despair which leads people to risk their lives in high seas to get to the U.S. As this campaign comes to an end, leaders are now focusing on implementation. Said Congresswoman Fredericka Wilson: “All of the hard work and advocacy has paid off. This is a great win for my Congressional District which is home to the largest Haitian community in the U.S. I look forward to personally welcoming and rolling out the red carpet to the first wave of recipients of this program.”
The Obama administration said Friday that starting in 2015 it would reduce the lengthy delays facing thousands of Haitians who have already been approved to join family members in the United States and become legal permanent residents.
Currently, American citizens or permanent residents living in this country may apply for a residency visa, known as a green card, on behalf of relatives in Haiti. More than 100,000 such relatives have been approved but, because of annual caps, some of them face wait times of up to a dozen years before they can receive visas.
Speeding family reunification has been a goal of Haitian immigrant groups and supported by both Republican and Democratic politicians in Florida. A similar policy already exists for Cuban families.
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