The Obama administration is temporarily suspending deportations of undocumented Haitian nationals who are in the United States, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday at a news conference in Miami
I do agree with this, providing it is only temporary and we at least set a date for it to be picked up and discussed.
A law is a law and entering the country illegally is not right, but sending people to a devestated area wiht no running water or electricity is not right as well.
But there are no immediate indications from the Obama administration that it would grant Haitian nationals Temporary Protected Status in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake.
Better known by its acronym TPS, the immigration benefit is given to certain immigrants in the United States who cannot safely return to their countries because of armed conflicts, natural disasters or other emergencies. Those eligible for TPS are allowed to remain in the United States.
Haitian activists have sought TPS for years to no avail.
The move marks the first time federal officials have moved in a significant way to stop all deportations to Haiti