Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Rafael Bernal for the Hill reports that a coalition of more than 400 organizations yesterday called on the Biden administration to renew a key immigration program to protect Haitians in the United States from removal. In a letter to President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the 422 groups led by Haitian Bridge Alliance asked the officials to extend and redesignate Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. Extending TPS would give current beneficiaries more time in the program, and redesignation would grant TPS benefits to Haitians who entered the United States after July of 2021.
Here is the letter. The lead signatories on the letter are:
Melanie Nathan, Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition
Erika Pinheiro, Executive Director, Al Otro Lado
Shalyn Fluharty is a UC Davis Law graduate.
We're calling on @POTUS, @SecMayorkas, & @SecBlinken to do the right thing for Haitians:— Americans for Immigrant Justice - AI Justice (@Am4ImmJustice) November 22, 2022
👉Halt all deportations to Haiti
👉Extend and redesignate TPS for Haiti
👉Release all Haitians currently in immigration detentionhttps://t.co/liBr5trRQV