Local hip-hop artists and prominant figures have recently started to stand together to push forÂ TPS (temporary protected status) for Haitians in the United States. Press play below to listen to DJ Khaled, Flo-Rida, Udonis Haselm, Brisco, Magazeen, DJ Khaled, Gunplay (CCC), DJ Khaled, Ace HoodÂ and others talking about the cause.Â Shouts out to Miami New Times for the lead on this. Press play below to listen…
Here’s what the New Times wrote:
TPS allows people to get social security numbers, ID cards, go to school, work legally, and be able to send money back home to help the country rebuild. TPS is granted to “aliens in the United States who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions” according to a US government website.
This Friday September 18, 2009 at Virginia Key Beach Park (4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami) local organizations are holding a TPS Solidarity Vigil featuring appearances by DJ Griot, Brisco, Billy Blue, Flo Rida, Des Loc from Piccalo, Mecca AKA Grimo, Grindmode, Ballgreezy, Stitches and poetry from local artists Michael Martinez, Haiti Bluez, and Wilda Nubia Previl, and support from 99 Jamz, Hot 105, Iconz Music, and Poe Boy. Politicians and community leaders will also be present at the rally, which is sponsored by Tet Ansanm (Heads United), On Point Entertainment and Marketing, Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and Free Haiti Now (FHN).