Immigration & Migration, South Florida

Marco Rubio Wants to Extend TPS for Haitians in the U.S.

From his perch as chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western HemisphereU.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible Haitians currently in the United States.

Last week, Rubio brought out a proposal giving those Haitians in the U.S. an extra 18 months of TPS which would start on July 22. After the massive earthquake in 2010, eligible Haitians have had TPS in the U.S.

On Friday, Rubio said he was working with the Trump administration and other senators on the matter.

“I am working with the administration and my colleagues in the Senate to extend TPS for eligible Haitians by 18 months,” Rubio said. “Ultimately I would like to see a permanent solution, but we have received some positive feedback from the administration on a temporary solution.”

Rubio’s bill was sent to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. So far, there is no counterpart over in the U.S. House. Rubio has yet to reel in any cosponsors.

This is not a new issue for Rubio. Back in 2017, Rubio made a pitch in the Miami Herald to extend TPS for Haitians. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jul. 22, 2019

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Marco Rubio Wants to Extend TPS for Haitians in the U.S.”

  1. Barbara Searcy says:

    They have had ample time to clean up and rebuild the small island country. It is time to go home.

    • Rachel says:

      It took almost 15 years. for the richest country in the world to clean up a single block after 9/11. Yet your asking the poorest country in the Hemisphere to clean up and build completely new infrastructures on an entire island in less then 7 ?

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