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On TPS for Haitians, others: Congress must provide path to legalization

Archbishop Wenski's statement on end of TPS for Haitians

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."

Child earthquake refugees pose for the camera at a tent city in Port-au-Prince in this photo taken in March 2010, two months after the earthquake that devastated the country. The U.S. bishops, who have been working with the bishops of Haiti to repair damaged church facilities, have concluded that the country has yet to recover and cannot accept an influx of Haitians returning from the U.S.

Photographer: TOM TRACY | FC

Child earthquake refugees pose for the camera at a tent city in Port-au-Prince in this photo taken in March 2010, two months after the earthquake that devastated the country. The U.S. bishops, who have been working with the bishops of Haiti to repair damaged church facilities, have concluded that the country has yet to recover and cannot accept an influx of Haitians returning from the U.S.





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