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59K Haitians’ Temporary Protected Status In U.S. To End In 18 Months, Trump Administration Announces

The Hill: DHS ends temporary residency program for 60K Haitians
“The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would cancel a temporary residence program that’s allowed nearly 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States…” (Bernal, 11/20).

New York Times: Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians
“…Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is still struggling to recover from the earthquake and relies heavily on money its expatriates send to relatives back home. The Haitian government had asked the Trump administration to extend the protected status…” (Jordan, 11/20).

POLITICO: Homeland Security ends protected status for Haitians with an 18-month delay
“…After consulting U.S. and Haitian officials, [Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke] decided that on-the-ground conditions in Haiti no longer warranted the protection granted under the program. The move means that the Haitians given temporary protected status, or TPS, may remain until July 22, 2019, but could face deportation after that date…” (Hesson, 11/20).

Wall Street Journal: Trump Administration Ends Humanitarian Protections for Haitians
“…The end of TPS for Haitians could have significant impacts on hospitality, health care, and other industries in South Florida, home to the largest concentration of Haitians in the U.S…” (Caldwell/Campo-Flores, 11/20).

Washington Post: Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians
“…The 18-month deadline, Duke said, will allow for an ‘orderly transition,’ permitting the Haitians to ‘arrange their departure’ and their government to prepare for their arrival. The Haitians are among more than 300,000 foreigners, the majority of them illegal arrivals from Central America, living here under TPS. The designation was created in 1990 to shield foreign nationals from deportation if the executive branch determined that natural disasters or armed conflict in their countries had created instability or precarious conditions…” (DeYoung/Miroff, 11/20).

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