For most, the holiday season brings about a certain level of cheerfulness, giving and overall happiness inside. Though for #45 and his administration, it apparently does not. In true Trump fashion, he has managed to deconstruct yet another thing the Obama administration built up during his tenure.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to end a humanitarian program that granted temporary residency to Haitians affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The Haitians were granted “Temporary Protective Status,” allowing them to work and live in the United States while their country recovered from the devastation. Unfortunately, thanks to Trump administration the status will not be renewed.
Nearly 60, 000 Haitians are being asked to vacate the US and return home by 2019. “The decision to terminate TPS for Haiti was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country’s original designation were based and whether those extraordinary but temporary conditions prevented Haiti from adequately handling the return of their nationals, as required by statute,” says Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, in DHS in a statement.
The statement went on to explain how DHS and the Trump administration had no reason to believe the Haitians needed any further refuge since the conditions presented by the earthquake no longer exist. Earlier this summer, Trump’s vendetta with immigration ripped through almost 800,000 families provided sanctuary by DACA; another program established during the Obama administration.
Unsure of what will come of the families now affected by TPS, it is clear Trump is keeping one of his promises he campaigned on. And that is to wash this country clean of anyone who is not a US citizen. So much for us being a melting pot.