Stand with Haitians and save TPS!
After the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was granted to Haitians in the U.S. to live and work here as their country was not safe to return to.
While Haiti has still not fully recovered, President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are considering terminating Haiti’s TPS, a heartless decision that would force 50,000 Haitians to leave the United States after living, working, and learning here for years. Many have been living in the United States since before 2010. A denial of TPS would put them in limbo and destabilize their lives here.
“Having been displaced and separated from my family, TPS has been the only means for me to find stability. I have been able to continue studying and working to support my community. In 2010 when I first received TPS, I was relieved and simultaneously frustrated that my right to migrate as a human being was being debated and would continue to be questioned every 18 months. It has been a rollercoaster, but in 2016 I was able to gain a support system within the UndocuBlack Network (UBN). Can I count on you too?” - **Marie Baptiste, member of the UndocuBlack Network
Solidarity is standing with Haitians like Marie. Sign our petition to DHS now before it’s too late:
Dear Secretary Kelly, As we approach the renewal deadline, I urge you to save -- not terminate -- Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. By terminating TPS, 50,000 Haitians who have lived, worked, attended school, and sought refuge in the United States would be at risk for deportation back to Haiti, which has yet to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. Please do the right thing and renew Haitians’ TPS now.
**Name changed for anonymity