Members of the United States Congress and Editorial Boards across the country have written to Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly urging him to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 50,000 Haitians. Those Haitian nationals have been living legally in the United States for the past seven years. Many congressionals Republicans and Democrats have written letters to DHS Sec. John Kelly, including legislators from Florida, Massachussets, New York, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus and others, while the Washington Post, the New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and New York Daily News and many others called for compassion as the July 22deadline for TPS renewal looms. TPS is a special status that allows nationals of countries suffering from disasters to stay in the U.S. while conditions back home are still critical. Haiti’s TPS started after the 2010 earthquake, but with Hurricane Matthew in October and other stresses, conditions in Haiti are too precarious to handle the sudden return of tens of thousands. IJDH encourages ordinary citizens to join the effort to call on President Trump to extend TPS for Haitians. Call your members of Congress now.
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