Disney Haitians Seek Protective Status

Haitian workers at Disney World could no longer be legally protected in the U.S. because of a proposal by the Trump administration.  

A union representing the workers says 500 Haitian employees at the theme park could be affected by a Trump proposal to end protective status for Haitians.  Protective status is given to citizens of foreign countries facing economic hardships because of natural disasters and conflicts.  Tens of thousands of Haitians came to the U.S. after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010.  


Union officials yesterday demanded that the Trump administration extend the protective status for about 50-thousand Haitian workers.  

The Walt Disney Company says they support the protective status, and that Haitians are an important part of Disney World's workforce.

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