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Wyclef Jean urges fans to support Haitian immigrants

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/19/2017 By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is urging fans to pressure the Trump administration to continue allowing roughly 50,000 Haitians to legally live and work in the U.S. since a 2010 earthquake in their Caribbean homeland.

Jean spoke Friday before performing outside the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. The Haitian-American community is waiting for U.S. Homeland Security officials to decide whether to renew "temporary protected status" for Haitian immigrants.

The Trump administration must announce a decision by Tuesday.

Jean said the U.S. needs to remember "there's a workforce of Haitians in every sector of business."

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