Thursday, January 12, 2012

Did you know...the Cuban-Haitian Program served more than 9,400 in 2011?

Did you know…

... that Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has a Cuban/Haitian Program located in Miami?

Here is a peek into the fantastic work that they do in Florida. The program is a historic leader in helping Cubans and Haitians who resettle in the United States under unique and complex immigration laws. Since 1995, this program has served a whopping 198,949 clients, the greater majority of which are Cuban.

In 2011, the program served 9,417 clients (trust me when I tell that it is a small office, and so that is a lot of people to serve!). The Miami Office was also integral providing support for Haitians who were adversely brought to the United States for medical support following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, which took the lives of some 300,000 Haitians.

Find more information on the Cuban-Haitian Program on our website.

Picture: Haitian children pose for picture during visit by a USCCB delegation to Port-au-Prince after devastating earthquake in 2010

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