Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Archbishop Thomas Wenski - The Archdiocese of Miami
Archbishop Thomas Wenski issued the following statement Nov. 21 in response to the Trump administration's decision to end TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for Haitians effective July 2019.
“Congress has 18 months to do the right thing and provide a path to permanent legal status that includes Haitians and Central Americans who are affected by the Administration’s decision to rescind TPS. Country conditions there require a permanent protective status here. Our Haitian brothers and sisters have integrated into American society – they are our neighbors. It’s no longer a question of sending them ‘home.’ After so many years in US, they are ‘home.’ Congress should pass legislation recognizing that this serves the common good of all."