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28351: Hermantin(News)Haitian rally in Miami seeks equal treatment (fwd)
From: leonie hermantin <email@example.com>
Haitian rally in Miami seeks equal treatment
April 23, 2006
Several thousand Haitian immigrants rallied in downtown Miami Saturday, calling
for Temporary Protected Status for fellow Haitians who arrive in the United
The protesters pointed to immigrants from Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and
other countries who enjoy the benefits of TPS, which halts deportations and
grants work permits based on certain conditions. Haitians do not qualify for
"It's a question of equal treatment," said Steven Forester, senior policy
advocate for Haitian Women of Miami, one of the organizers of the march.
The peaceful rally ended in front of the Department of Homeland Security
offices on Northeast 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, where marchers heard
from local elected officials and community activists.
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