Diaz-Balart and Nelson Advocate for Haiti TPS in Meeting with DHS Acting Secretary Duke
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) issued the following statement after he and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke.
“I am glad I was able to meet with Acting Secretary Duke to continue advocating for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals currently residing in the United States. Though we are approaching the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake, conditions on the island remain difficult. The United States was a place of comfort and solace for so many Haitians in the wake of the devastation, and forcing them to return to Haiti in its current state would be counterproductive. I’ll continue to work with Senator Nelson and our Florida delegation colleagues to help those who currently benefit from TPS.”