U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians

Reuters News
Posted: May 22, 2017 1:06 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow more than 50,000 victims of Haiti's 2010 earthquake to remain in the United States with work authorizations until January 2018, department officials told reporters on Monday.

The Obama administration first granted protections to Haitians who came to the United States within a year of the devastating earthquake and it has since been extended.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editing by Chris Reese)