The Haitian Community meets U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden at the White House

The U.S. Vice-President met representatives of the Haitian community at the White House In January 2011 to discuss progress in the earthquake and other issues. Vice President Biden took this opportunity to reassure the Haitian community the Obama Government's commitment to the reconstruction of Haiti after the devastating earthquake.


Joe Biden is not new to the Haitian community. In April of 2010, In a gesture of support to the Haitian community who were affected by the earthquake, he paid a visit to Little Haiti in Miami. Vice-President Joe Biden came to Little Haiti Cultural Center and met with several Haitian-American activists and elected officials. He greeted Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary, Farah Juste and many others.

The Haitian community recently has had some issues with the Obama administration in the area of immigration. The Obama-Biden administration decision to grant Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to Haitians living in U.S. illegally for 18 Months tremendously helped the community to support those back in Haiti. However, the recent increase in deportation procedure in the U.S. has had a negative effect in the Haitian community.

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