Protected status at center of discussions with leaders from Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador

Presidents of Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador push for TPS extensions

MIAMI – Haitian President Jovenel Moïse met with Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday in Miami. 

The leaders' meeting was part of the Investment Summit of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida event, which ends on Saturday. 

In May, Kelly warned the 58,706 Haitians enrolled in the U.S. Temporary Protected Status program, which expires on July 22, that they had six more months to prepare to return to Haiti. 

According to a White House press release both leaders stressed the importance of pursuing an economic reform agenda to attract investment and generate growth.

Pence was also in Miami for the Conference on Prosperity and Security. Like Haiti, the presidents of Honduras and El Salvador were also concerned about their citizens' TPS. 

"We will continue our best effort towards the renewal of the TPS,"  Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández wrote June 10 on Twitter. 

Florida International University hosted the meetings. 

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