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Kenneth H. Merten, Haiti Special Coordinator

Kenneth Merten has been serving as the Haiti Special Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Haiti in the  Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs  since August 17, 2015. Since April 2016, he assumed responsibility as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canadian Affairs in the same Bureau. A two-time Ambassador, he was most recently the United States Ambassador to the Republic of ...
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Travel Warning

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, and the security environment in Haiti.  This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 4, 2014 and provides updated information regarding the changing nature of crime involving United States ...
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DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification

WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S.and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. Under ...
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