Haitians were granted Temporary Protected Status in 2010 after the earthquake but President Obama’s administration resumed deportations to Haiti before he left office. Prospects for Haitian immigrants now seem even worse, as the Trump administration has vowed to deport millions of immigrants. IJDH’s Steve Forester explains that deportations are particularly inhumane with Haiti still recovering from Hurricane Matthew and the government unable to help more people.
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Haitians in US Dreading Deportation
January 26, 2017
NEW YORK, United States, Thursday January 26, 2017 –Haitian-born Bernedy Prosper and his son Harold have called the United States for more than a decade now, but deportation is now staring them in the face.
A broken Prosper, 52, laments that this is worst thing possible, even suggesting that death awaits his 23-year-old son if they are forced to return to the homeland they fled in search of a better life.
Harold is one of more than 4 000 Haitians awaiting deportation after former US President Barack Obama decided last year that Haitians no longer qualified for Temporary Protection Status (TPS) which is reserved for victims of natural disasters.
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