Washington D.C., May 24, 2021 / 19:01 pm
The chairs of the US bishops’ committees on migration and international justice and peace on Monday commended the Biden administration’s redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status.
“We are grateful for this decision to redesignate Haiti for TPS, which acknowledges the serious challenges facing the island nation, including widespread violence, civil unrest, political instability, and food insecurity,” Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop David Malloy of Rockford said May 24.
The Biden administration had on May 22 said it would resume TPS for Haiti for 18 months.
TPS, a policy begun in 1990, allows people who are unable safely to return to their home nations because of armed conflict, other violence, natural disasters, or other extraordinary and temporary circumstances to remain in the United States while the situation in their home country resolves. It protects them from deportation and grants them permission to work.