Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Speaks to DHS Secretary Kelly Regarding Haiti TPS

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – After the Trump administration announced Monday it would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) spoke at length to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement regarding the call.

“Few people are more knowledgeable about this hemisphere and the current situation in Haiti than Secretary Kelly. While Haiti continues to rebuild after the 2008 hurricane season and the 2010 earthquake, there is still extensive work to be done. Clearly, Secretary Kelly understands and is sensitive to the circumstances Haiti faces, and I am grateful to him for always being accessible. I am committed to working with Secretary Kelly and my congressional colleagues to do whatever possible to help the Haitian community.”