Right now, vulnerable Haitians continue to be deported to a country where much of the population lives in poverty and where political violence and the ongoing pandemic make many fear for their lives. Allowing Haitians living or seeking asylum in the United States Temporary Protected Status (TPS) provides a legal pathway to safety while their home country heals from these ongoing crises.
Maryknoll missioners work in various ministries in Haiti, including in school settings with young children and with elderly adults. The Haitian families they accompany have been affected by the protests, economic disruption, school closings, roadblocks, violence and increasing poverty that have intensified in the last year.
TPS for Haiti is needed now. Deportations to Haiti must stop during the pandemic and during one of the worst outbreaks of violence in Haiti in decades.
Photo, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by Alex Proimos available on Flickr.
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