Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DHS ready to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitians?

I can't judge its credibility, but a Caribbean diaspora news site is reporting that DHS is inclined to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitians:

An email obtained by CWNN Tuesday indicates that while Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, seems open to the idea of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, she is adamant that the issue will have to go through a review with President Obama’s political staff.

This is a tough problem  for the new Administraton, sort of like workplace enforcement.  All the groups and politics seems to favor TPS, but it is in effect an amnesty for all illegal Haitian immigrants in the country, and now it's clear that TPS is never really temporary.  (If the Bush Administration wouldn't end TPS for El Salvador after nearly 10 years, it's hard to see this administration ending it for anyone.)  So this will be treated as amnesty on the installment plan when  it reaches the broader public. 

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