#Haiti

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Alejandro Mayorkas is the Secretary of Homeland Security. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The temporary protected status will let Haitians remain in the country for 18 months
  • "We must do what we can to support Haitian nationals," Alejandro Mayorkas said
  • Haiti is currently experiencing serious security concerns, social unrest

.Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haiti's protests normally attract crowds of young men. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been in a months-long political crisis
  • President Jovenel Moise said he plans to hold a constitutional referendum in June
  • Protestors feel the current leadership is on the verge of turning into a dictatorship

.Haiti
Scene of protest in Haiti.(Photo credit:AFP)

  • The protests were mostly peaceful, apart from a few clashes between some demonstrators and police
  • The dispute stems from President Moise's original election
  • The issue has led to weeks of violent protests on the streets of the poor Caribbean country

.San Francisco, CA, USA
Vladimir Fardin was detained at San Francisco airport by border official. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Vladimir Fardin arrived in San Francisco on Sunday from Haiti and had a valid student visa
  • Fardin was seperated by his brother two days afte they were detained
  • He has been sent to a refugee resettlement facility as an unaccompanied minor in Southern California

.Haiti
Death toll from storm Laura has now risen to 31. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Eight people are missing and eight more were injured by the storm
  • In Dominican Republic, four people were killed by the storm
  • More than 6,000 homes in Haiti have been flooded

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Hurricane Center has predicted as many as 25 named storms. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Tropical Storm Marco strengthened into a hurricane with winds of 75 miles per hour
  • Tropical Storm Laura has killed at least five people in Haiti
  • Storms pose a serious risk to Haiti every year from June to November

.Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haiti on Friday braced for Tropical Storm Laura, which could bring heavy rains and high winds to the Caribbean nation. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • In Haiti, authorities raised an orange alert, shutting down all coastal navigation
  • Tropical Storm Laura can bring heavy rains and high winds to the Caribbean nation
  • Laura could eventually make landfall as a hurricane in Florida