Haiti, The New York Times, Editorial January 14, 2010
"On Wednesday, the Obama administration said it was halting the pending deportation of up to 30,000 Haitians who have run afoul of the immigration agency. The government should now take the next step by granting these immigrants temporary protected status — as it has to survivors of Latin American earthquakes and other disasters — so that the Haitian diaspora in the United States will be allowed to work and send vitally needed money home.
"An earthquake this size would have been a catastrophe in any country. But this was only partly a natural disaster. Look at Haiti and you will see what generations of misrule, poverty and political strife will do to a country. Haiti, suffering forever, is in the direst straits. But Haitians do not need condolences. They need help and the ability to help themselves."