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Head of Catholic Bishops asks President Obama to grant Haitians in the U.S. Temporary Protected Status

National Catholic News

November 30, 1999

WASHINGTON - In a letter sent to president Barack Obama on Friday, January 15, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, asked the White House to designate the country of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

?It is clear that Haiti merits an immediate designation of TPS after suffering the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 12, one of the worst in Haitian history,? Cardinal George said in the letter.

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