Trump Administration Should Follow Through On Promise To Be ‘Champion’ For Haiti
Washington Post: How Trump can be Haiti’s ‘champion’
“…Now is the moment for Mr. Trump’s administration to make good on [the promise to be a champion for Haiti]. It faces a stark choice with enormous repercussions: whether to grant another extension for some 50,000 Haitians living legally in the United States, or to expel them, a decision that would be devastating not just for thousands of screened, law-abiding migrants and their 27,000 U.S.-born children but also for Haiti itself, whose economy is heavily dependent on the remittances they send home. … No country in the Americas is as dependent on remittances as Haiti, and the losses it would sustain if [temporary protected status (TPS)] were revoked for the 50,000 Haitians in the United States would be a severe blow. … A great nation that wants to remain great, and to be seen as such, understands that its prestige and stature are diminished if it disregards the well-being of weak, dependent, and friendly neighbors. Haiti is a test of the proposition that a great nation, as Mr. Trump seemed to understand, must sometimes be the ‘champion’ of a weak one” (11/9).