Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months
Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months
Pierrot Mervilier center rear hugs a girl that did not wish to be identified living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status
23 May, 2017, 11:12
We look at what this means for thousands of Haitians living in MA.
By denying the 18-month extension, DHS has now introduced a new debate about immigration policy and TPS.
The ruling by the Department of Homeland Securityextended a status granted by President Barack Obama's administration to Haitians who arrived in the United States within a year of the devastating natural disaster.
"It's heartbreaking to think that families could be divided", Sicard said.
She'd like to tell the government, "Please, please do something for us, because I can not go back home the way I am right now". Of course they don't want to do it.
At least 50,000 Haitian immigrants are registered for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which permits them to live and work in the United States. "This just extends their fear and anxiety".
As part of a general crackdown on illegal immigration, the government has been deporting Haitians who do not have temporary protected status, raising protests from pro- immigrant groups.
During the TPS designation period, TPS beneficiaries were eligible to remain in the United States and authorized to work and obtain as long as they met the requirements of TPS. Last October, Hurricane Matthew wiped out crops and livestock and sparked a shortage of food and potable water. It has been extended through January 22 - though some US lawmakers, Haitian authorities and immigration advocates who'd sought a longer term expressed disappointment.
"This six-month extension should allow Haitian TPS recipients living in the United States time to attain travel documents and make other necessary arrangements for their ultimate departure from the United States", he said.
Kelly said Haiti has "made progress across several fronts". They came through Central America to the USA past year looking for work after job opportunities from the World Cup and the Olympics dried up. And, they said, there is no way the country can absorb the return of 58,000 people who have protected status. Despite concluding that "t$3 he institutional capacity of the Haitian [g] overnment to respond to the lingering effects of the quake remains weak", USCIS believes that conditions have sufficiently improved and that it is no longer in the U.S.' national interest to extend the TPS designation. The New York metropolitan area was second.
Susan Church, chair of the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly renewed the designation May 22.
"We'll have to use this time to fight", Sassine said.
"We don't know what this means".
The Haitian-American community, lawmakers and the Haitian government have urged the Trump administration to leave the protections in place, saying the country is still not ready to take back immigrants who have been living overseas. "I don't see a problem with the Haitian community". The Department of Homeland Security had been debating whether to issue another extension, and some top officials reportedly opposed it.
The president called the ruling "ridiculous" and vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's a decision Congresswoman Frederica Wilson does not agree with. The answer is clear. "It is in no shape to receive thousands of Haitians back to their homeland".
Senior officials said they based their decision by looking at the conditions that led to the initial TPS designation, not other factors that transpired after that event. And, he said, that's appropriate. If 60,000 Haitians are deported, it would serve as yet another harsh signal from the administration to those around the world seeking shelter that they are not welcome here. 50,000 still live in tents seven years after the quake. The "t" in TPS stands for temporary. "Haiti right now is not a good place to send people back".
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