Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden administration announced they would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more than 100,000 Haitians – a testament to the undeniable organizing power of Black-led organizations including the UndocuBlack Network, the Haitian Bridge Alliance and many more.
In the months since President Biden took office, over 300,000 immigrants, including as many as 2,000 Haitians, have been deported and expelled largely under the racist Trump-era Title 42 policy.
Immigrant youth of United We Dream welcome the redesignation of TPS for Haiti and continue to call on President Biden to immediately end Title 42 while delivering citizenship for millions of immigrants this year.
Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager of United We Dream, said:
“Today’s announcement is welcomed news and a testament to the relentless organizing of Black immigrants. While we celebrate today, we cannot stop here. Anti-Blackness continues to live in our country’s immigration system and we will continue to push the Biden administration to do more to dismantle policies that hurt immigrant communities.
President Biden must immediately rescind Title 42 and redesignate TPS for other African, Caribbean and Central American nations. President Biden and Congress must also lead and deliver citizenship this year, by adding a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, TPS holders, and essential workers to the American Jobs package.”