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March 11, 2013  

Conspicuously absent from national discussion and debate about immigration reform is the plight of a group that President Obama himself had promised special consideration: Haitians in the United States who want to bring their families in strife-torn, post-earthquake Haiti to live with them. Obama had promised to speed up the process, but three years later, there has been no movement. Even now, in the heat of discussion about immigration reform, this special category is ignored. Steven Forester, immigration policy coordinator for the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, explains why Obama has reneged on his promise. Plus, a commentary by Utrice: “Is it lobbying? No, it’s a dialogue.”

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