Haitians Launch Renewed Campaign to Stay in the U.S. as Six-Month TPS Extension Officially Begins | WGCU News

“We are identifying people who are close to Trump to make the case for TPS families,” said Marleine Bastien, executive director of FANM. She said the organization plans to identify 100 business leaders to help make the economic case to the president for allowing Haitians to stay in the U.S.

The Trump administration renewed TPS status for Haitians in May, but for a shorter period than previously: just six months, instead of the previous administrations’ typical 18 months. There are more than 50,000 Haitians protected by TPS in the U.S. Many of their children are citizens.”We know that there is a lot of fear and anxiety in our community,” said FANM executive director Marleine Bastien. “You should be concerned, but do not panic.”

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