Twitter explodes after the Trump administration ends the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. The administration is giving Haitians affected by this decision 18 months to return to their native country. This is beyond heartless.
Tens of thousands of Haitians were being shielded from deportation while the island continues to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said in a press release: “To allow for an orderly transition, the effective date of the termination of TPS for Haiti will be delayed 18 months. This will provide time for individuals with TPS to arrange for their departure or to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible.”
“It will also provide time for Haiti to prepare for the return and reintegration of their citizens. During this timeframe, USCIS will work with the State Department, other DHS components and the Government of Haiti to help educate relevant stakeholders and facilitate an orderly transition.”
“Haitians with TPS will be required to reapply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States until the end of the respective termination or extension periods.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: “Trump’s record of cruelty grows. Temporary protected status is a lifeline for many Haitian families living in NYC. We must fight this cold-hearted decision.”
Trump's record of cruelty grows. Temporary protected status is a lifeline for many Haitian families living in NYC. We must fight this cold-hearted decision. https://t.co/iSwYG2vIyh
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 21, 2017
More reaction from Twitter:
Trump plans to expel almost 60,000 Haitians. This is exactly how your create terrorists. You uproot and ruin lives of entire families, entire ethnicities. You leave people with nothing but thirst for revenge.
— imfabulous (@imfabulous13) November 21, 2017
There is no reason to send 60,000 Haitians back to a country that cannot provide for them. This decision today by DHS is unconscionable. And I am strongly urging the administration to reconsider. Ultimately, we need a permanent legislative solution. https://t.co/Ft0bE0itf6
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) November 21, 2017
BREAKING: Temporary Protected Status for Haitians canceled
Looks like it’s time to ramp up the ethnic cleanse across the nation again, this new “ban” will affect 60,000 non-rich, non-white expendable dark skinned humans.
Racism & hatred will #MAGAhttps://t.co/QlginCx2Kb
— Monte Alto (@Monte_Alto) November 21, 2017
Trump Ends Temporary Protection Status for 60,000 Haitians.
This is wrong & inhumane.
Someone please tell me how 60K people impact our country negatively?
60k is .018% of our population.
4 million children are born in the US each year to give you a comparison. pic.twitter.com/28p9LeIclV
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) November 21, 2017
The Trump Admin's decision to terminate Haitian TPS is cruel, threatens to break up families & endangers the lives of 50k Haitians who call the US home. Cities need a permanent solution for all countries designated for TPS #SaveTPS https://t.co/12X3kvMKJN
— Cities for Action (@citiesforaction) November 21, 2017
By ending their Temporary Protected Status, President Trump is sending 60,000 Haitians to the poorest place in the Western Hemisphere.
It's cruel and it's needless. We have the ability to help them make better lives here. It should be our honor to do so.
— Robert Murphy (@robertemilem) November 21, 2017