It appears that Donald Trump is once again backtracking from his tough stance on immigration and this time it is by giving a six months extension to the legal status of 59,000 Haitians who are already residing in the nation.
Secretary of the US Homeland Security John Kelly has given another extension of six months as compared to the normal extension of 18 months under the program of Temporary Protected Status, as quoted by the Politico. This program was offered for the Haitians before six years.
Temporary Protected Status is one amongst the diverse relief initiatives that have been launched by the US for the overseas immigrants when their native nations have been troubled by armed conflicts or natural disasters.
The relief program for the overseas immigrants from troubled nations permits them to reside in the US and as well as receive an authorization for work till the time the conflict or disaster in their native nation is settled. Nationals from these nations are eligible to receive the protection under this program irrespective of their legal or illegal status in the US at the time of their nation being extended the position of Temporary Protected Status.
Secretary of the US Homeland Security John Kelly said that this extension of six months should offer the Government of Haiti the necessary time period to make arrangements to receive the nationals of Haiti when they return to the nation from the US. It will also give the required time to the nationals of Haiti in the US to make necessary arrangements for travel documents required for their exit from the US after six months, added Kelly.
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