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Mon May 22, 2017, 11:59 AM

Federal officials: DHS to extend temporary protected status to Haitians

Source: The Washington Post

The Trump administration plans to announce a six-month extension of temporary protected status for 50,000 Haitians who were spared from deportation after a devastating 2010 earthquake, according to federal officials with direct knowledge of the information.

Details were still being finalized Monday, and the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.

Tuesday is the deadline for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its plans for the program. Haitians’ current protected status will expire July 23.

Immigrant advocates have intensely lobbied Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to extend the status, saying Haiti is beset by food shortages, unemployment and widespread poverty, and is unable to repatriate thousands of citizens.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/federal-officials-dhs-to-extend-temporary-protected-status-to-haitians/2017/05/22/d2796824-3ef5-11e7-8c25-44d09ff5a4a8_story.html?utm_term=.0616e9f5259a

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 01:13 PM

1. Six months? So far the extension has been for 18 months. What is he planning? To end it after

that, or bleed these pooor people out? Renewing is very expensive.

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Mon May 22, 2017, 01:25 PM

2. 6 months is heartless, but then so is John Kelly.

The assholes are definitely in charge.

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