TAKE ACTION! Tell the Department of Homeland Security to extend TPS for Haitians in the U.S.

May 16, 2017

In 2010 an earthquake left Haiti in disastrous conditions. An estimated 50,000 Haitians who were in the United States at the time were granted permission to remain and to work lawfully through temporary protected status (TPS). However, the Trump administration has indicated that there is a strong possibility that TPS may no longer be extended to Haitians living in the U.S.

Ending temporary protected status for Haitians would put thousands of people at risk for deportation.

The devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 have made it difficult for Haiti to improve its infrastructure and living conditions. Just like the communities of Eastern North Carolina, Haiti is struggling to rebuild what was damaged and lost in that hurricane. With the cancelation of TPS, Haitians would be returning home to loss, poor conditions, unemployment, and uncertainty. If deported, they would also be leaving behind families and small children who would not be able to prosper on their own, many of whom are U.S. citizens.

Sending Haitians back now would be devastating for those who are working and contributing to life in the U.S., as well as a blow to aid agencies and the Haitian government who may be forced to contend with tens of thousands of additional people to incorporate into relief and recovery programs.

TAKE ACTION! Call the Department of Homeland Security Comment Line at 202-282-8495 and ask to extend TPS for Haitians in the U.S.