For immediate release
May 24, 2021
The Biden administration announced it would redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for 18-months. This means Haitian TPS holders living in the U.S. will be protected from deportation and eligible for work permits. The Biden administration’s decision to redesignate TPS for Haiti is critical to keep families together and safe.
UNITE HERE represents hundreds of Haitian workers with TPS who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic – cleaning rooms, preparing food, and greeting guests. Many TPS recipients have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. This is their home.
We urge President Biden and Congress to deliver solutions to continue this step towards immigrant justice. The Biden administration has made progress on immigration, but Congress has yet to take action. Families with TPS, who have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades, need a permanent solution. We call on the Senate to pass the Dream and Promise Act to create permanent protections and a new pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders.