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A May prayer service at Notre Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami touched on the fate of Haitians under temporary protected status. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security decided to let the protection expire. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Citing improved conditions in Haiti, the Trump administration signaled in May that it no longer would extend Temporary Protected Status visas. It warned Haitians to prepare to go home in January when the program expires. Nick Fountain/NPR hide caption

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'We Want To Stay': Haitian Immigrants In U.S. Fear End Of Temporary Protected Status

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On Oct. 2, 1937, the Dominican military under Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo began to go town to town and indiscriminately massacre Haitians families, as well as Dominicans of Haitian descent. Germéne Julien, 83, is a massacre survivor. Tatiana Fernandez hide caption

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Malachia Medrano, 2, sleeps at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been set up as a shelter for people escaping the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Red Cross Exec Doesn't Know What Portion Of Donations Go To Harvey Relief

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People who illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border near Hemmingford, Quebec, are processed in a tent after being arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Saturday. The flow of asylum-seekers has increased dramatically in recent weeks, and the wait to be processed can be several days, the CBC reports. The Canadian military is setting up a tent camp for new arrivals. Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After the 2010 earthquake, NGOs dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage at the end of the Port-au-Prince city landfill, which borders the sea and is not lined with an impermeable material. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, pictured in April, is extending the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haitians in the U.S. until January 2018. But he says conditions are improving in Haiti, seven years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people there. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

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A protester holds a photo of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise near the headquarters of the Provisional Electoral Council in Port-au-Prince last April, as demonstrators demanded that elections be held. Haiti's tortuous election process dragged on for more than 14 months before Moise was declared the victor. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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