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MIAMI – Commissioner Jean Monestime statement on the Trump administration’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for only six months:
Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the six-month extension of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation:
Here’s what’s been happening in the office of Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26): $$$ FOR THE KEYS: Last week, Carlos welcomed announcements for two federal grants for projects in the Florida Keys, a $4.1 million Department of Transportation grant for residential noise mitigation measures around Key West International Airport and a $1.5 million Department of Health and Human Services grant for Rural Health Network of Monroe County. Both grants were made possible by passage of H.R. 244, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017,” legislation supported by Carlos.
Miami, FL - May 22, 2017 - Department of Homeland Security sources have indicated that Temporary Protected Status for Haiti will be renewed for 6 months. Following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that shook Haiti to its core, taking 300,000 Haitian lives and injuring 1.5 million, the United States granted Haitians Temporary Protected status (TPS), allowing them to live and work here legally.
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Sterling Council today announced that the Florida Department of Health in Bay County is the recipient of the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award for 2017. Additionally, the Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Awards were given to: The Orange County Public Schools Operations Division, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, and the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County.
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