The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in January 2018. Eliminating the program will create a hardship for those that have been here for the last seven years.
A final decision rests with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. That decision will impact about 50,000 Haitians if it is decided to end the program.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who presided over the Hawaii case, concluded the travel ban reflected an intent to discriminate. “It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order.” Watson states “there is nothing ‘veiled’ ” about a Trump campaign document that stated, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Will court make a decision in support of the expanded DACA & DAPA programs? Families anxiously await Supreme Court ruling which is expected before the end of this month. Read more here.
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