Joe Biden to Haitian TPS Holders on Campaign Trail: “this is not the time to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians.”
On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden made a promise to over 50,000 Haitian TPS holders and their families: “There will be no quit on my part as your President making sure the Haitian community has an even shot of getting back on its feet and moves in the direction to be able to realize it’s incredible potential.” As the fight to redesignate TPS protection to Haitians gains bipartisan support — indicated by the joint letter between Senators Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio — the time has come for the Administration to make good on that promise.
According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
President Biden made a promise to the Haitian community while he was campaigning at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Now that America’s multiracial majority has spoken and elected him as President, it is time for his administration to deliver on the promise by redesignating Haiti for TPS.
Even Republican Senator Marco Rubio agrees that country-conditions have continued to decline in Haiti amid widespread political and civil unrest, extreme violence, corruption, ongoing instability and the continuing humanitarian crises.
The President has already used TPS to protect Syrians, Venezuelans and Burmese nationals in America from deportation to unsafe countries. We call on the Biden Administration to act with the same urgency by redesignating Haitians in the U.S. for TPS now.