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TPS for Haiti Extended Until 2020

The Trump administration said on Thursday it will extend special immigration protections for Haiti and three other countries until January 2020.

The decision by the Department of Homeland Security, announced, gives thousands of Haitians an additional six-month reprieve from deportation, but holders of Temporary Protected Status still face uncertainty as the Trump administration continues to fight in the courts to end the program.

Marleine Bastien, executive director of the Family Action Network Movement, approved of the extension.

“We applaud this decision, and we welcome the good news, because that will give us time to continue our efforts to bring our TPS recipients and their U.S.-born children, almost half a million strong, to Washington, D.C. to advocate for a more permanent solution,” she said.

The decision affects Haitians, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Sudanese in the United States.

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