Right now, there are approximately 58,000 Haitians in the U.S. who could be deported after July 22.
Forcing these vulnerable people to return to Haiti – a country still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010 and a massive hurricane in 2016 – would be inhumane and untenable.
Take action: Tell the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in the U.S.
As part of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign, which is organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we ask you to send a letter to DHS Secretary John Kelly.
After the massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the U.S. government pledged to provide protection through TPS for Haitians already in the United States. Today, about 58,000 Haitians have been able to rebuild their lives and work, and raise families in safety, while their remittances support loved ones in Haiti.
When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October 2016, recovery efforts were up-ended. Tens of thousands of homes and schools were destroyed, as well as agricultural crops and livestock, which resulted in widespread food shortages and exacerbated the cholera epidemic – already the worst in the world. To send these vulnerable people back to Haiti would be a terrible hardship on both the individuals and the country to Haiti.
Please click here to take action for Haitians. Thank you.
Photo: Port-au-Prince, the capital and most populous city of Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew hit on October 4, 2016. Photo available in the public domain.