DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

A final decision about the long-term fate of those immigrants will be decided at a later date

Healey said her office would "continue to urge DHS to extend this status until Haiti, hard hit by natural disasters and public health crises, is able to support the return of these individuals and families now in MA and across the country". "And it arrives on November 8".

"What is surprising is the brazenness with which the Trump administration is attempting to carry it out", said Patrice Lawrence, policy and advocacy manager for the UndocuBlack Network in a May 9 press release from UndocuBlack Network and the National Immigration Law Center.

WASHINGTON-The Trump administration said Monday it was extending by six months temporary protections for Haitians displaced by the devastating 2010 natural disaster, but signaled it will end the program and send home most of the 58,700 affected Haitians living in the US after that. The administration has assumed anti-immigrant, anti-refugee stances since assuming power.

Altidor said the Caribbean country, while glad to welcome back "our brothers and sisters", was not ready to absorb tens of thousands of returnees "overnight". There are an estimated 58,000 who have TPS status nationwide, with Florida having the most.

Nine countries now have designated temporary protected status.

Immigration advocates had strongly encouraged DHS to extend the designation for a full 18 months, arguing that Haiti needed more time to recover before thousands of people could return to the country safely.

TPS, which is part of federal law, has always been controversial.

DHS's announcement extending Haiti's TPS designation for only six months (rather than the usual, appropriate 18 months) sends very mixed signals and omits extremely significant facts.

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

Haiti's government had urged the United States to extend TPS "for at least another year", its ambassador to the United States, Paul Altidor, told VOA earlier this month.

The Trump administration seems to be skeptical of that handling, saying it's no longer going to extend designations as a routine matter. The extension will give the Trump administration more time to study economic and other conditions in the country, the official said.

The story has been updated with comment from a Haitian with temporary protected status. Altidor met with Kelly on Monday.

Losing TPS could have ripple effects beyond the Haitians now in the program. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and hundreds of faith-based groups had urged Kelly to grant relief to Haitians, who reside in large numbers in Florida, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. "Over and over, the promises that are made to Haiti are not kept".

Honduras and Nicaragua are deemed to still be recovering from Hurricane Mitch in 1999, while those from El Salvador were granted TPS in 2001 after an quake. We are constantly having to negotiate our own migration. "Kelly.pdf" target="_blank">18 months - cautioned that sending so many Haitians back could cause "an immediate increase in poverty in Haiti". "The TPS issue is just another sad layer on top of that". According to a recent report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, if Honduras, El Salvador, and Haiti-the three countries with the largest number of TPS recipients-are all removed from the program, the United States economy would lose $45.2 billion over the next decade. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. A US government official says the Trump administration has agreed to extend it by at least six months.

"Whether you vote for me or not, I really want to be your biggest champion", Trump said to Haitians while campaigning against Hillary Clinton.

Karen Attiah is The Washington Post's Global Opinions Editor.

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