Hundreds of thousands of people will find out in just a matter of weeks if they’ll be able to continue to live their lives in the United States, or be torn from their homes or driven underground:
About 50,000 Haitians have TPS status, and despite the fact that Haiti has yet to recover from a series of devastating natural disasters, this past March former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly warned Haitian families settled for years here to “start thinking about returning.”
Kelly may be gone from Homeland Security but threats still remain, with his mass deportation successor, acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, announcing she’s terminating TPS for 1,000 Sudanese next month. Now, more than 300,000 TPS recipients from Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras worry they’ll face similar fates.
During ongoing rallies in Washington, D.C. this week, immigrant rights advocates gathered in front of the White House to call on the Trump administration to continue TPS protections. Others marched to the Homeland Security building. "Who's going to take care of their kids?” one man asked, calling attention to the fact that over a quarter of a million U.S. citizen children have TPS recipient parents. The Center for American Progress:
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