Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Activists, Lawmakers Continue to Urge DHS Extend TPS for over 50, 000 Haitian Nationals

Over 50,000 Haitians who were granted  Temporary Protection Status (TPS) following the 2010 earthquake and have been living in the United States for the past seven years could be sent back to Haiti next January. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly extended TPS for Haitian nationals for six months instead of the usual 18 months which has not only caused fear, but further proves that Haiti  won’t be ready to welcome back haitians who were deported through TPS. We urge the DHS to extend TPS for Haitians for at least 18 months.

For more information on TPS extension, please visit our website.

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Plea to Trump to Extend Haitian Temporary Protected Status

Alan Warnick, NY Daily News 

July 17, 2017 

Q: I am here lawfully with Haitian Temporary Protected Status. I read that the Department of Homeland Security will end the program Jan. 18. If that happens, will they try to deport us Haitians all at once?

John Eugene, Florida

A: I remain optimistic that DHS will extend TPS for Haitians beyond Jan. 19. If I’m wrong, I doubt that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will make deporting Haitians a priority. ICE and the immigration courts are already overwhelmed. Many Haitians will have defenses to deportation. When they assert their claims, the courts will be clogged further.

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