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US bishops praise, criticize administration decisions on Haiti

Catholic World News - May 18, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has praised the Obama administration’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haiti and criticized a decision to resume deportations of Haitians with criminal records.

“I commend the action to re-designate TPS to Haiti,” said Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration. “This action will permit those who entered the United States in the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster to remain and work to support their families.”

“We remain troubled by the resumption of deportations to Haiti at a time when the nation is ill-equipped to handle them,” said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, chairman of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

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