Pressley And Democrats Mark One Year Since Formation Of House Haiti Caucus


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(Photos: YouTube) Wednesday Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Representatives Val Demings (FL-10), Andy Levin (MI-09), and Yvette Clarke (NY-13), released the following statement marking one year since the formation of the House Haiti Caucus:“The House Haiti Caucus was formed to unite our individual efforts into collective action in Congress on behalf of the freedom and well-being of the Haitian people and diaspora. In the face of mounting security, economic, and political challenges in Haiti, we recommit ourselves to improving U.S.-Haiti policy and remain steadfast in our resolve to improve the difficult situation in the small island nation.“Over the past year, we have laid out our agenda, closely monitored efforts to restore democracy in Haiti, led efforts to send COVID-19 vaccines to Haiti, and called for stability, security and democracy following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, including a transparent, independent investigation into that act. We held events to elevate the voices of the Haitian community, worked to ensure the safety of kidnapped missionaries, successfully called for redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and a renewal of the lapsed Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program, and called for an immediate halt to deportations of Haitian asylum seekers which...