Natural disasters in haiti and pakistan highlight diaspora


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Natural disasters in haiti and pakistan highlight diaspora

  1. 1. By Miryam Hernandez<br />Natural Disasters in Haiti and Pakistan Highlight Diaspora Response <br />
  2. 2. On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. <br />The earthquake killed over 200,000 people.<br />Donations and aid were coming from all parts of the world to the people affected by the earthquake.<br />During the time of the earthquake the United States granted TPS to many Haitians who were in the country illegally.<br />Definition of TPS: Allows recipients to work but does not lead to permanent residency.<br />
  3. 3. After the deadly earthquake US Citizenship and Immigration Services expedited paperwork for those families needing permanent residency affected by the earthquake.<br />Other places like Canada also granted temporary visas.<br />Pakistan also suffered greatly from a flood devastation.<br />Pakistani Americans created the American Pakistan Foundation to help those devastated by the flood in Pakistan. <br />The United States has helped other foreign areas devastated by natural disasters like Haiti and Pakistan.<br />