DHS Extends Haitians’ Temporary Protected Status

HeadlineMay 23, 2017

In a partial victory for the Haitian-American community, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it has extended Haitians’ temporary protected status, or TPS. Tens of thousands of Haitians were given TPS after an earthquake devastated their country in 2010, and the new extension will allow them to continue to legally reside and work in the U.S. for the time being. Immigrant rights advocates cautiously welcomed the decision, but voiced concern the Department of Homeland Security failed to extend TPS for the usual 18-month increment, leading some to wonder if this is a precursor to mass deportations. We’ll have more on Haitians’ temporary protected status later in the broadcast.

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