The Trump Administration Has Revoked Deportation Protection For 60000 Haitians

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On Monday, November 20th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019.

Moreover, the Executive Branch has appropriately extended the TPS designation because of the extraordinarily hard living conditions that persist in Haiti and the Haitian government's temporary inability to absorb thousands of people back into the population. The deferral came after an unsuccessful White House effort to pressure her to end their TPS authorization, officials said at the time. It protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the US.

In 2017 alone, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted extensive outreach to the Haitian communities throughout the country.

A group of protesters, including some personally affected by the Trump administration's decision to end TPS for thousands of Haitians allowed into America after the devastating 2010 natural disaster, will hit the road to the President's Mar-a-Lago home Tuesday in an effort for their voices to be heard.

There are approximately 5,000 Haitians with TPS status living in MA. Further details about this termination for TPS will appear in a Federal Register notice.

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The decision to terminate TPS for Haiti was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country's original designation were based and whether those extraordinary but temporary conditions prevented Haiti from adequately handling the return of their nationals, as required by statute. We are one of the greatest superpowers the world has ever known.

Yet our nation - especially my home state of Florida - has not only offered a helping hand to Haitians seeking refuge from these grave challenges, but also benefited significantly from their presence in and contributions to our country. "Failure to renew the TPS designation will weaken Haiti's economy and impede its ability to recover completely and improve its security", Rubio wrote in the Miami Herald. While Hurricane Irma largely skirted Haiti this year, it hit southern Florida hardest, which is home to thousands of Haitian TPS recipients.

"Besides the human toll on Haitian TPS recipients and their families, it will be costly for their employers, ruinous to the up and coming neighborhoods where they often live, and destablilizing to their countries of origin", Saenz said.

As the Haitian status was due to expire last spring, then-DHS Secretary John Kelly extended it for six months, saying that conditions might not warrant further extension.

The Trump administration is asking almost 60,000 Haitians, who are living in the country legally, to pack their bags or face deportation. It will also provide time for Haiti to prepare for the return and reintegration of their citizens. Thinking about the Haitian TPS population in Massachusetts, Healey said, "I think about the fear, I think about the anxiety and I think about how unnecessary all of this is, and it's why I stood up along with others in advocating for the extension of TPS". Haitians were first struck by a cholera outbreak after United Nations (UN) peacekeepers transmitted the disease during the 2010 quake recovery efforts. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) tweeted.