Here's an Update on the Temporary Protected Status Program

Here's an Update on the Temporary Protected Status Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will permanently terminate Temporary Protected Status, also known as TPS, in July 2019 for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an quake in 2010.

A statement from the Department of Homeland Security says: "Since the 2010 natural disaster, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent".

"Since the 2010 quake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent". "Significant steps have been taken to improve the stability and quality of life for Haitian citizens, and Haiti is able to safely receive traditional levels of returned citizens".

In an editorial titled "Let the Haitians Stay", the New York Times editors pleaded with DHS officials to keep the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for an estimated 86,000 Haitian nationals running.

But at the same time, Jeune is upset that the government on Monday said she and almost 60,000 Haitians must return home July 2019, ruling out any further extensions of the immigration benefits given to Haitians who came before and in the aftermath of the Caribbean country's 2010 quake.

Gabeau said she plans to rally every supporter, from the governor to congressional leaders, to find some resolution for the Haitians whose future in the United States hangs in the balance.

Days before the Nicaraguan and Honduran decision was announced, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed Duke that the State Department assessed that TPS was no longer necessary for the Central Americans and Haitians. "This is anti-immigrant policy".

Having been in Miami since 2009, Jeune has not returned to Haiti but hears from her sister and other relatives back in her native Port-de-Paix that conditions have not improved for those whose lives were upended by the quake.

Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican, expressed "strong opposition" to the measure and urged the administration to reconsider.

In July this year, more than 3,100 people were arrested after they crossed the border illegally to file refugee claims, up from 884 in June, the Canadian Government said.

The Haitian government had asked the Trump administration to extend the protected status.

Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

About 1,000 people lost their lives and survivors were left to rebuild and recover once more.

The decision follows a similar decision last month that ended protections for 2,500 Nicaraguans. Its new mission is comprised of about 1,300 worldwide civilian police officers and 350 civilians who will help the country try to reform a deeply troubled justice system.

Kobach, who writes for Breitbart News, told the hard-right outlet that a decision to give Haitian nationals 18 months to remain in the United States despite terminating their protected status, known as Temporary Protected Status, undermined the Trump administration's immigration principles. Bush and Barack Obama, the TPS program for Haitians was regularly extended continuously. Currently, residents of 10 countries are eligible for TPS status in the U.S. They were generally paroled to live in the United States on humanitarian grounds.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January, the department has terminated temporary permit programs for Sudan and Nicaragua.

US officials have said conditions in Haiti have significantly improved since the disaster. "These conditions were exacerbated by the cholera epidemic, subsequent hurricanes, and food insecurity crisis, which continues to this day".

Non-Haitian foreigners with protected status are also bracing for the possibility that their protections may not be extended.

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