And they argue the Biden administration must stop deporting Haitian immigrants from the
Mayorkas expanded Haiti’s designation on
Miami Democratic Rep.
“I’m sure we won’t find any resistance at all because it’s almost impossible not to extend it,” Wilson said. “With the ones who already have TPS, we’ve extended the deadline for many years. With
“Between July 29 and August 14 when we had the earthquakes there are Haitians who have crossed the border and are applying for asylum,” Petit said, referring to the
“In response to today’s catastrophe, we are urgently calling Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration to once again extend the new TPS designation date for
Other earthquake options
“I think it’s unconscionable for Biden to send people back now,” Kurzban said.
He also said the administration could use “humanitarian parole” to admit Haitians with medical conditions or injuries that cannot be treated in
“The first President [
Kurzban said the administration could also revive the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, which was ended last year by the Trump administration. The program, established in 2014 in response to the 2010 earthquake, allowed certain
“The day that
On Friday, before the earthquake, every
“We urge you to keep them in mind when negotiating the details of the reconciliation package,” the group of 10 lawmakers wrote in a letter to Biden.
“It’s time to provide them with a permanent solution,” Taveras said, estimating that a combined 5 million immigrants, including “hundreds of thousands” of Haitian TPS holders, would benefit if a pathway to citizenship is included in a year-end spending bill.
And Taveras, Petit, Kurzban and Wilson all said the Biden administration must end the deportations of Haitians, which continue under Biden despite a campaign promise to stop them and the ongoing TPS designation.
“If they were on
Taveras said about “100 Haitians, all non-criminal Haitians including women and children” were deported by plane on the 10th and 12th.
Wilson, who wrote a letter to Biden with 18 members of
“They need to stop today. Immediately. There should be no deportations to Haiti,” Wilson said.
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