US Allows Haiti Orphans Into the Country for Treatment

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow Haiti orphans to enter the country and receive treatment following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12.

    "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are eligible for adoption in the United States will allow them to receive the care they need here."

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