Call Representative Wilson today to urge
the President to save approved Haitian children!
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved family-based visa petitions for 11,715 minor children and spouses of U.S. legal permanent residents who nevertheless remain on 2.5-year wait lists in Haiti, where many may not survive.
For 41 months -- since Haiti's January 2010 earthquake – Haitian-Americans and other influential Americans have urged the President to more speedily reunite these families. Bipartisan support exists to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, like the Cuban one under which tens of thousands have been paroled since 2009.
But the White House has not kept pre-election promises to Haitian-American leaders to promptly let in these vulnerable children at least!
South Florida U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson can help finally get it done! A Congressional Black Caucus member, early Obama supporter and champion on education, Congresswoman Wilson has more Haitian-Americans in her district than other congresspersons and will be listened to by the President on this issue!
Please call Rep. Wilson’s D.C. office (202 225 4506) today with this message:
"I'm calling to urge Congresswoman Frederica Wilson to call the President TODAY and ask him to save the DHS-approved Haitian CHILDREN NOW by finally letting them in! He should have done this by now and it doesn’t take Congress! These children are suffering in Haiti! Please ask Frederica to call the President TODAY! Thank you!"
Please call Rep. Wilson TODAY and HELP SPREAD THIS MESSAGE FAR AND WIDE to your friends and colleagues! THANK YOU!
(For more info, links to 60 support items are at http://www.ijdh.org/immigration-advocacy/haitian-family-reunification/ . They include letters from 100 congresspersons including 12 senators and from the NAACP, MA Governor Deval Patrick and others; 16 editorials from ten editorial boards; resolutions and reports from the American Bar Association, New York and Philadelphia city councils, Florida State Senate, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Center for Global Development and others; op-eds and petitions.)