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People protest the possibility that the Trump administration may overturn the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in May 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Reparations for rice subsidies that killed Haiti’s agricultural sector and more money for housing counseling to increase homeownership among Haitian-Americans. These are only a few of the policy recommendations that a group of nonprofit and professional organizations are circulating with U.S. elected officials and advocates.

Representatives from more than a dozen organizations collaborated to craft the agenda, including Ayiti Community Trust, the Haitian American Faith Based Network, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Haitian American Nurses Association and political organization Avanse Ansanm

The 29-page Haitian American Policy Agenda 2021 aims to “mobilize our community around shared goals.” 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.