FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2022
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Emily Morris, 213-457-7458
NILC Statement on the Extension and Redesignation of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti
WASHINGTON — Raha Wala, vice president of strategic partnerships and advocacy, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s extension and redesignation of temporary protected status (TPS) for Haiti:
“We celebrate the extension and redesignation of TPS for Haiti, which provides a measure of relief for Haitians in the U.S and helps ensure families and communities can remain together as they continue to build meaningful lives in this country. This victory is a testament to the sustained advocacy of Black immigrant leaders and communities, and we commend the Biden administration for listening to their leadership.
“We know there is more to be done. Following this extension and redesignation, the U.S. must stop the deportation of Haitians seeking safety. Black immigrants continue to face pervasive anti-Black discrimination in our immigration policies, and the Biden administration must address these disparities as part of the work of building a fair and humane immigration system.”