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Wyclef Jean Shot in Hand in Haiti

Treated for gunshot as Haiti goes to vote

(Newser) - As his country goes to vote for the presidential race he was barred from, it's oddly Wyclef Jean who's instead making news. The Haitian-born singer has been released from a hospital outside Port-au-Prince after he was shot in the hand last night, reports the AP . A rep for Jean, as... More »

After Haiti Quake, Immigration Debate Rumbles

Advocates want US to soften its stance

(Newser) - The disastrous situation in Haiti has sparked calls for the US to soften its stance on Haitian immigration, particularly in respect to severely injured children and those with family members here. Though the US will allow Haitians already in the country illegally to stay for 18 months and will fast-track... More »

Evacuation Splits Haitian-American Families

Mixed citizenship means some family members are left behind

(Newser) - America's effort to get its stranded citizens out of Haiti has created a terrible dilemma for the many Haitian-American families with mixed citizenship. Anybody with a US passport can proceed to Port-au-Prince's airport for immediate evacuation, but family members without American passports must be left behind. Around 3,000 Americans... More »

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