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TPS Announcement Raises Concerns Among Haitian Community Activists In South Florida

23 May 2017, 02:48 | Stacy Allen

Administration officials said the TPS for roughly 50,000 Haitians will be extended until January

Administration officials said the TPS for roughly 50,000 Haitians will be extended until January

The at least 50,000 Haitians living in the United States under TPS are awaiting the decision of whether or not they'll be deported.

Losing TPS could have ripple effects beyond the Haitians now in the program. A final decision about the long-term fate of those immigrants will be decided at a later date.

USA law allows DHS to grant temporary protected status to citizens of countries ravaged by violence, disease and natural disasters.

Almost 60,000 Haitians who have been legally living in the United States for more than a decade could be deported if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chooses not to extend what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for them.

Haiti is one of 13 countries where the US has offered temporary protected status to foreign nationals, including undocumented immigrants, who can not return to their home countries because of armed conflicts, natural disasters and "other extraordinary and temporary conditions". The Haitian community in South Florida was already feeling vulnerable after the election, after the tough talk on immigration - not just from the president but from Secretary Kelly. TPS for Haitians was last extended on January 23, 2016, for 18 months and was due to expire on June 22. "That's not going to be fixed in six months".

Three DHS officials, who agreed to speak to reporters only on the condition of anonymity, said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly believed Haitians living in the United States deserved the extension until year-end, but conditions there were improving. The judge rejected the claim that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said President Donald Trump can not set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.

"This decision reflects the compassion and generosity of spirit that should be the hallmark of US policy toward Haitians in the United States who are unable to safely return to their homeland", Markey said.


Immigration advocates have protested against deportations, saying conditions in Haiti remain too unsafe. But it's not like the expiration of the amnesty would mean all 50,000 would be rounded up and sent home the next day.

That's why some experts and Haitian officials worry that cutting off the designation may have ramifications beyond the immediate repatriation of tens of thousands of Haitians.

Temporary "protected status" has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an natural disaster in 2010.

"We welcome this decision as a first step, but a first step only", said Irina Matiychenko, director of the Immigrant Protection Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Immigration was a top campaign issue and one that's important to his political base.

And Kelly cites are other signs of improvement: The government has announced plans to rebuild the presidential palace, and conditions have stabilized enough that United Nations forces are preparing to leave the country. This month, however, the Associated Press revealed that a top immigration official was searching for crime and other statistics on Haitian immigrants, sparking fears that the administration was building a case to end temporary protection. "We plan to continue to work closely with the Haitian government, including assisting the government in proactively providing travel documents for its citizens".

Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat whose district includes Little Haiti in Miami, said Monday the decision was a "blessing for the Haitian community". Department of Homeland Security officials said Kelly is looking at the program closely as part of an effort to ensure all immigration programs serve the national interest.

"I hope they help my parents and they keep me here", Bastien said before hearing that the TPS program had been extended.



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