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- Friday, January 15, 2010
- Written by Megan Mckenna
Washington, DC- January 15, 2010
KIND is also concerned that Haitians may begin to flee the country out of desperation. If
Haitians begin to leave for refuge in the United States, KIND urges the U.S. government to ensure that Haitian refugees are properly screened to determine if their lives would be in danger upon return. Again, children are most at-risk if they are returned to a country that is still unstable, and where they are unable to receive health care or to go to school. Trained officials should be in place to ensure that Haitian refugees' protection concerns are heard.
"KIND is confident that the U.S. will do all it can to ensure the protection of Haitian refugees if people start to leave the country," says Young. "By providing TPS, the Obama administration is showing its clear commitment to helping Haitians, and we can only hope that this helps relieve some of the suffering of Haitians during this immensely difficult time," says Young.
Communications and Advocacy Director
"These children often have nothing; no money, no support and no family, yet they come to America seeking its promises of a better life."