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Penn is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor and the founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
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A group of Haitian-American diplomats working for the State Department have written an open letter expressing their frustration with comments by President Donald Trump that the United States should limit the number of immigrants accepted from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa.
- The President called the country of their origin a shithole. They know it as a beautiful if beleaguered island from which hard-working, uncomplaining immigrants come to the U.S. to build on the American dream
- ‘We are some of the strongest people on earth. To win our independence and help other Caribbean islands get their freedom? Dealing with hurricanes and earthquakes. It shows our grit.’
- ‘There are amazing Haitians in America who are assets to this country, who are helping both countries with hard work and charity.’
- ‘It hurts to be judged by ignorance.’
- ‘Why not use your gift to make the world a better place? Where’s the love?’
"Let me be clear…. the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice… than our President ever has" Anderson Cooper choked back tears as he reflected on his relationship with Haiti, and its people https://t.co/3arEalkKOM
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 12, 2018
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