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Month Extension: Haiti and Return Home

month extension: Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 per cent, the department said in a statement issued Monday evening, according to CTV. Haiti is able to safely receive traditional levels of returned citizens. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time -- until July 2019 -- to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. Advocates and members of Congress from both parties had asked the Trump administration for an 18-month extension of the program, known as Temporary Protected Status. Rony Ponthieux, a 49-year-old Haitian nurse with temporary residency who has lived in Miami since 1999, told The Associated Press, This isn't over, this is time we get to fight for renewal, not to pack our bags. Haitian President Jovenel Moise's government also requested the extension. ( As reported in the news.