Supporters of Haitian refugees picket downtown
on September 17, 2009
After four hurricanes hit Haiti over a span of 30 days last November, an estimated 30,000 refugees headed to the United States. Now many of them face deportation.
On Wednesday, groups like Oakland-based Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) marched with signs outside the federal building in downtown Oakland urging people to be aware of the Haitians’ situation and asking President Obama to grant them temporary protected status.
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