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News Posted on March 30, 2010

Professor Cooper Writes on Haiti Mission for The Guardian

Professor Holly Cooper published an essay on her experiences during a recent humanitarian mission to Haiti in The Guardian, one of Britain's largest daily newspapers.  Entitled "How the US Can Help Haiti," the essay relates Professor Cooper's moving encounters with individuals seeking humanitarian parole into the United States in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in January and argues that the U.S. should grant their requests for parole.

Focusing on the story of "Mr. P," a carpenter who lost a leg and his home in the earthquake, Professor Cooper writes, "The United States government should grant humanitarian parole to the Haitians in need and we should not forsake Mr. P nor his people whose lives are irreversibly impacted by the earthquake of 12 January 2010."

Holly Cooper is a professor of law and serves as staff attorney at the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic. Her areas of specialty include immigration law and detained immigrants' rights. 

"How the US Can Help Haiti"