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Gov Candidate Gwen Graham Criticizes Cancellation Of Temporary Protected Status

Graham cutting potatoes.
Nick Evans
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Graham cutting potatoes.
Graham cutting potatoes.
Credit Nick Evans
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Graham cutting potatoes.

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.  

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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