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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Temporary Extension And Redesignation Of Temporary Protected Status For Haiti By The Biden Administration


Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s decision to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti:

“I’m proud the Biden administration heeded my call to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti and redesignate Haiti for TPS, protecting Haitians in New York and across the country. Providing temporary protection to Haitian nationals in the United States is critically important as Haiti continues to face extreme physical conditions and deteriorating political instability. Concurrent crises including political unrest, food insecurity, and environmental disaster have left millions of Haitians in need of assistance. Congress created Temporary Protected Status to keep people from harm. Today’s action will grant more than 100,000 Haitians in the U.S. the opportunity to gain Temporary Protected Status and to receive that protection in America.”