US to scrap Haitian immigrants' protected status

US to scrap Haitian immigrants' protected status
 

The US is to terminate a programme that gives more than 50,000 immigrants from Haiti protection against deportation.
Immigrants from the Caribbean nation received protected status in 2010 after a devastating earthquake.
But the Trump administration says conditions there have now improved and its nationals can return safely.
It says their protected status will end in July 2019, giving Haitians 18 months to return or otherwise legalise their immigration status in the US.
"Those extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist," a statement from... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 57
Source: BBC
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