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For Immediate Release

August 14, 2021

Media Contact 

Erik Villalobos, 

National TPS Alliance calls for Extension of TPS Designation for Haiti after Earthquake

Florida- In response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti earlier this morning, Paul Mondesir of the National TPS Alliance released the following statement:

“We send our sincere sympathies to the relatives of the victims of this 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti today, which has caused a lot of losses of human lives and has impacted the already weak infrastructure of the country. This earthquake is unfortunately another crisis in Haiti, in addition to the ongoing political chaos, the Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity, and hurricanes. In response to today’s catastrophe, we are urgently calling Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration to once again extend the new TPS designation date for Haiti to benefit more Haitians currently residing in the United States. We hope the administration uses its authority to address the needs of the Haitian community at this moment and we send our condolences, love, and solidarity to all of our Haitian brothers and sisters.”– Paul Andre Mondesir, Lead Organizer for the National TPS Alliance



The National TPS Alliance is a grassroots organization comprised of over 50 committees nationwide, advocating for the permanent residency of beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Yemen


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