Gov Candidate Gwen Graham Criticizes Cancellation Of Temporary Protected Status

Nov 21, 2017

Graham cutting potatoes.
Credit Nick Evans

The Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians who sought shelter in the US after a major earthquake is drawing bipartisan pushback in Florida.  

Speaking at an event preparing food for Thanksgiving, Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham says the decision horrifies her. 

“I don’t know if anybody has seen any photos of Haiti, or looked at what the status of the country is now, but they are far from a place that we should we suspending temporary protected status for.

Graham supports Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo’s legislation to help recipients gain permanent residency.  Six other Florida representatives, both Republican and Democrat, are backing the proposal.