Haiti: November 20, 2017

Dear Mr. VP,

Today, your administration announced that in 2019, provisional residency protection will end for 50,000 Haitians.

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti seven years ago, Haitians in the U.S. were given protection from deportation. It was determined that conditions in Haiti were so extraordinarily awful that residents would be allowed to stay in the States. It’s now been determined by you all that, despite a still raging cholera epidemic, conditions in Haiti have improved enough to end the program.

Apparently Marco Rubio disagrees, so we’ll see if he has the oomph to do something other than vague-Tweet Bible verses, like he’s done for he rest of your reign.

Most of the Haitians live in Florida, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called publicly last week for their protected status to be extended. “Haitians sent home will face dire conditions, including lack of housing, inadequate health services and low prospects for employment,” Rubio wrote in the Miami Herald. “Failure to renew the TPS designation will weaken Haiti’s economy and impede its ability to recover completely and improve its security.”

A Trump spokesperson said the eighteen month delay is so families with children born here can “make arrangements.”

That’s a euphemism for “decide if they’ll be leaving their children and with who.”

How very pro-life and pro-family.



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