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Biden Administration Grants Temporary Protected Status For Haitian Immigrants

With COVID-19 cases surging in Haiti, the government has declared an eight-day “health emergency” and a nightly curfew.

The news underscores the dire situation in Haiti, which is also dealing with an ongoing political crisis and a wave of kidnappings.

This week the Biden administration offered temporary relief to some Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. And while immigrant groups welcomed the move, they’re also calling for a longer-term solution to follow.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Jacqueline Charles, reporter for the Miami Herald.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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