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May 18, 2011 6:56 AM

Homeland Security extends protected status for Haitians

In a move that affects thousands of lives across two nations, the Department of Homeland Security will extend and expand Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Tuesday announced an 18-month extension of the protected status allowing 48,000 Haitian nationals to remain in the U.S. until Jan. 22, 2013.

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