Due to the recent 2010 earthquake, nearly 100,000 Haitian immigrants were granted special immigration status. The US cannot send them back to their devastated island nation and will thus be given protected status. An immigration advocacy director from South Florida acknowledged that with a legal status, undocumented Haitians will finally be able to work in this country and send back money to their family members. This also means that 100,000 more earners will be able to pump desperately needed money into the broken Haitian economy offering, a somewhat more hopeful future for the nation.
See more at the NY Times.