Bill Clinton should boost Haitian TPS effort

The Sun Sentinel says former President Bill Clinton should use his renewed clout to effect positive change for Haiti.

His efforts to free two U.S. journalists from North Korea have put former President Bill Clinton in the international spotlight. While he is on center stage, Clinton could do additional good by convincing the Obama administration to — finally — deliver temporary protective status to a relatively small group of Haitians in America.

The Caribbean nation is close to Clinton’s heart — that’s without question. The former president, in fact, is the United Nation’s special envoy to Haiti. He has traveled to Haiti twice this year, including just a month ago, to visit storm-battered areas as well as to promote investment, job creation and repair deforestation.

One can’t forget, either, that political unrest in Haiti was one of Clinton’s earliest foreign policy tests during his administration, back in 1994.

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