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February 03, 2010

Emergency Green Card

EMERGENCY GREEN CARD

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last week that thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. before the earthquake struck on January 12 may apply for temporary green cards. The idea is if they can work legally, they'll send money home to relatives and help rebuild Haiti. Tyo is one of those Haitians now applying for Temporary Protected Status. He was just a boy when he was sent to the U.S. to stay with his mother in Miami. He's now 20 years old, and struggling to pay for community college. Tyo talks to Dick Gordon about his innovative idea to pay for college, and his hope that he will be granted the 18-month protected status. 

 

LISTENER FOLLOW UP: MIRACLE ON ICE

Last week Dick talked with Jerry McGovern. Jerry had been an Olympic chauffeur during the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid and had an experience that gave him a new view of international relations. Janet Eaker heard that conversation and wrote in with her own Miracle on Ice story.

Music

Istwa Dwol performed by Belo for the album Lakou Trankil

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