Miami, FL - May 22, 2017 - Department of Homeland Security sources have indicated that Temporary Protected Status for Haiti will be renewed for 6 months. Following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that shook Haiti to its core, taking 300,000 Haitian lives and injuring 1.5 million, the United States granted Haitians Temporary Protected status (TPS), allowing them to live and work here legally.
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Sterling Council today announced that the Florida Department of Health in Bay County is the recipient of the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award for 2017. Additionally, the Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Awards were given to: The Orange County Public Schools Operations Division, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, and the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement to acknowledge Haitian Flag Day:
Haitian Flag Day adopted in 1803 is celebrated worldwide by Haitians and Haitian descents. May 18th - Haitian Flag day in America characterizes a resurgence of Haitian unity and pride that had been shadowed by fear. The Moto "L'Union Fait la Force" symbolizes its original significance of "unity makes strength" of the mulattos and blacks in Haiti.
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Esteban Bovo Jr. and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners honored Vianca Diaz, Roberto Lanzetti and Thalia Rodriguez in a special commendation for saving the life of Miami-Dade Police Major Ricky Carter. The presentation took place during the May 16 County Commission meeting.
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