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Haitian refugees get six-month extension, advocate reactions split

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Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees living in Florida received another six months to stay, news that some political leaders — primarily Democrats — are hailing as a victory. Others say it’s not enough. On Monday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security John F. Kelly announced his decision to extend — for an additional six months — the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017, through Jan. 22, 2018. That drew applause from Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie…

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