Take Action to Protect TPS
Last night, as families prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Trump administration cruelly announced their decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitians.
This decision is shameful and unconscionable, but unfortunately not surprising for this administration. Since his inauguration, Trump has been carrying out his extreme agenda of mass deportations: conducting massive raids, terminating the DACA program, and ending TPS for Nicaragua, Sudan, and now Haiti.
The decision to end TPS was not based on an assessment of conditions in Haiti, but was instead fueled by the anti-immigrant forces driving policy in the White House. Haiti is a country still struggling to recover from an earthquake, hurricanes, and several disease epidemics; deporting 50,000 TPS holders back to Haiti will have disastrous consequences, at home and abroad. TPS holders from Haiti and other nations have built their lives in America and should have the opportunity to stay with their families and in their communities.
That's why Congress must act.
Several bills have been introduced that would extend protections to Haitians and other immigrants at risk of losing TPS, like communities from El Salvador and Honduras.