U.S. to broaden Haitian eligibility for deportation reduction program By Reuters
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti stroll close to the Zaragoza-Ysleta worldwide border bridge after being deported from the USA, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
By Ted Hesson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The USA will broaden Haitian eligibility for a humanitarian program that grants deportation reduction and work permits to immigrants who can’t safely return to their residence nations, the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety advised lawmakers in an e-mail on Saturday.
A brand new designation of so-called Momentary Protected Standing (TPS) will cowl an estimated 150,000 Haitians already residing in the USA, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey stated in a written assertion.
Democratic lawmakers and pro-immigrant advocates had pressed the administration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, to broaden deportation reduction for Haitians. Former President Donald Trump, a Republican, sought to finish most TPS enrollment, together with that of Haitians, however was stymied by federal courts.
The TPS program grants deportation reduction and work permits to immigrants whose residence nations expertise a pure catastrophe, armed battle or different extraordinary occasion.
Haitians had been granted TPS in 2010 following a devastating earthquake within the Caribbean nation, however the newest transfer would broaden this system to Haitians in the USA as of Might 21.
“Haiti is at the moment experiencing severe safety issues, social unrest, a rise in human rights abuses, crippling poverty, and lack of fundamental assets, that are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in an e-mail to lawmakers obtained by Reuters.
“After cautious consideration, we decided that we should do what we are able to to assist Haitian nationals in the USA till circumstances in Haiti enhance so they could safely return residence.”
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