Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends Administration for Granting TPS to Haitian Living in the U.S.

Jan 15, 2010
Press Release




For Immediate Release:

MIAMI, FL- Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) expressed his gratitude today to the Administration for granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians who are currently in the United States. Shortly after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen once again sent a letter to President Obama requesting TPS for Haitians who are currently in the U.S.  The following day Congressman Diaz-Balart joined with a bipartisan group of 81 Members of Congress to reiterate his request to President Obama. TPS provides foreign nationals from countries hit by natural disasters or armed conflict, who are currently in the U.S., with work permits and legal status.  Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement


“I am grateful that President Obama has granted TPS for Haitians currently residing in the U.S.  This designation is timely, compassionate, and much needed. My office is ready to assist Haitian nationals seeking TPS.”