Engel statement on Trump’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living In U.S.

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Engel statement on Trump’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living In U.S.

(PRESS RELEASE) – Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the President’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in the United States:

“The Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the United States is cruel and inhumane.  I visited Haiti following its devastating 2010 earthquake and have been a longtime proponent of U.S. assistance to the island.  It sadly seems that whenever the country takes a step forward, natural disasters—like Hurricane Matthew last fall—force it to take a step back.  Haiti is simply not in a position to take back the 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States.

“Unfortunately, President Trump has chosen cruelty over kindness in terminating TPS for so many hardworking Haitian families.  The America that I know is a land of acceptance where opportunities are available for one and all.  Cutting off TPS for Haitians does not represent who we are as a country.”

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  1. US can't be a dumping ground from people all over the world having problems. We were way to generous to provide these people with home and opportunity to work for 7 years. Now, instead of gratitude, they want more??? President is absolutely right. 7 years is more than enough to recover from an earthquake.

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  2. Good for them Karma is a real bitch. The majority of Haitian Americans voted for Trump . They all were saying The Clintons never spend funds that was allocated to Haiti's Earthquake and how Bill Clinton kill Haiti's rice export by flooding their market with cheap rice from the US and all kind of Majee. They ran a lot of ads in The Haitian Times to support Trump. They went out of their way to campaign for Trump in Miami hosting rallies , now they getting the shaft from Trump big time in THEIR ASS GOOD FOR DEM.

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