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Twitter Explodes After Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protected Status for 60K Haitians

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.”

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