This is a straightforward and important request.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker-based and widely respected Washington lobby for peace and justice, is asking for letters to President Obama and our Congresspersons urging the U.S. government to immediately act to grant Temporary Protected Status to the 30,000 Haitian immigrants presently facing deportation. That means that attempts to deport Haitians back to their ravaged country would be halted.
The Friends Committee has made this easy. Just click here and follow the instructions.
Let compassion guide us on this.
Updated: 1/14/10, 1:40 pm ET: There is in place an informal halt to deportations. It was announced late yesterday by DHS. It does not grant Temporary Protected Status. Because this issue may continue into the far future, Temporary Protected Status would be an extra measure of security which will allow Haitians to remain at large and work without fear of detention and accumulate funds to send to relatives who are in desperate need.