Trump administration end temporary protection for thousands of Haitians

PIX 11 NEWS | 11/22/2017, 6:23 a.m.
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from ...
Haitian immigrants protest ending of TPS. PIX 11 NEWS

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home.

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