The Trump administration has issued the curtain call for the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program which gives temporary deportation protection to Haitians and Central Americans living in the United States. Back in May, the Donald Trump extended the program which was set to expire in July with a warning message to all affected… be prepared to leave the country in the event the program was not continued. In hindsight, that was the clue as to how the administration felt about Haitians and others on the program.
According to news reports, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Elaine Duke, Dept of Homeland Safety (DHS) Secretary, that the TPS program, which provided protections for migrants fleeing destruction from natural disasters in their countries, was no longer needed.
DHS is expected to issue a response on Monday its decision on shuttering the program or issuing another extension for 60,000 Hondurans and Nicaraguans also affected by the program. A decision is expected by Thanksgiving Day for nearly 50,000 Haitian nationals on the program. By January, the department is slated to make another decision for 200,000 recipients from El Salvador.
The TPS program has been continuously extended by presiding presidents since its inception in 1990. The presidential administrations saw the necessity in preventing foreign nationals of natural disasters from returning back to their home land in destruction even if they were in the U.S. illegally.
With all the mainstream media hype about acts of terror committed on U.S. soil by immigrants, the Trump administration is committed to closing the borders and getting rid of undesirables.
Should DHS decide to end the TPS program immigrants affected will be expected to voluntarily deport or risk being taken to internment camps to await deportation. The Trump administration does not guarantee a direct return back to the immigrant’s country of origin.
Should the administration extend the protections for those on the TPS program?
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