Cities for Action calls on Congress to pass legislation to protect TPS recipients as Trump Administration announces the phase-out of TPS for Haitians
Cities for Action condemns the Trump Administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. This decision will endanger the lives of 50,000 Haitians who have lived in the U.S. for many years, have U.S. citizen children and family members, and have contributed economically and culturally to the U.S. They will have to return to a country that has yet to fully recover from the devastating impacts of the 2010 earthquake and subsequent problems of widespread displacement, food shortages, and insufficient medical care, conditions which were exacerbated by Hurricane Matthew and a cholera epidemic. Haiti cannot safely absorb 50,000 people, and exposing Haitian TPS recipients to deportation is inhumane.
Ending TPS will tear apart families and harm the cities and communities that depend on them. Mayors and Cities for Action will continue to advocate for a permanent solution to protect TPS recipients. We encourage people to make their voices heard on TPS by calling the Department of Homeland Security and the White House, as well as their representatives in Congress.