Saturday, November 25, 2017

Trump Is Sending America's Immigration Problem to Canada? Officials Brace for an Influx of Haitians


Photo courtesy of  The Intercept

Newsweek reports on the fallout of President Trump's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians.  

Canada is bracing for an influx of Haitian refugees rejected by the U.S. Canadian officials in Lacolle, Quebec, just across the border near upstate New York, have dispatched a fleet of heated trailers with beds and showers to assist primarily Haitian border crossers from the U.S., according to The Intercept.

Canadian immigration officials anticipate a spike in Haitian border crossers following the Trump administration’s decision this week to end deportation protection to nearly 60,000 Haitian refugees in the U.S. The administration will no longer offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 59,000 Haitians, whose protections are set to expire January 22. They have 18 months to leave the United States.



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