Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the agency will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti on July 22, 2019. Haitian immigrants will have to leave the United States in 18 months.
The move is part of the Trump administration’s racist drive to deport immigrant communities of color out of the country in mass numbers.
Adrian Reyna, Director of Membership at United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said:
“Trump’s administration continues their racist and xenophobic attack on people of color. This latest assault comes days before Thanksgiving, when we spend quality time with family and loved ones. Now over 50,000 immigrants from Haiti and their families will be living in fear.
“Congress must act this year to protect Haitian immigrants as well as others with TPS through a permanent legislative solution. We will continue to defend our community from deportation and fight to keep immigrant families together.”