Friday, January 15, 2010

(Not So) Temporary Protected Status Decision Coming Soon

Earthquake shifts Haiti immigration debate:

In the wake of this week's earthquake, the United States has halted the deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants. Now, immigrants' rights advocates and Florida lawmakers are pushing the administration to grant Haitians Temporary Protected Status, a special dispensation given to immigrants who cannot return to their homelands.

Friends of mine who work for DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services were scrambling yesterday to gather data on the Haitian presence in the U.S., and projecting the immigration impact of granting Temporary Protected Status. They tell me that TPS is definitely coming.


Update (6PM):

My friends were right about that.

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