The Trump administration recently announced that it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitians currently residing in the United States. Previously, the federal government had granted TPS to Haitians who entered the U.S. due to certain catastrophic conditions in Haiti, which included a major earthquake, cholera epidemic, and multiple hurricanes. This decision, which will be implemented by the federal government over an 18-month period, impacts the immigrants themselves, but also the 27,000 U.S. citizen children born to these Haitian immigrants. The cancellation of TPS for Haitians will destroy families and entire communities, leaving children without parents and families with no means of financial support. Not only will the cancellation of TPS for Haitians put them at risk of being immediately deported to a country still in the throes of recovery from disasters, but the decision also harms immigrant communities and U.S. employers, in that Haitians all will lose their ability to work legally and support their families. For example, even with an 18-month phase-out of TPS for Haitians, certain industries will bear the brunt of lost employees. These industries include service, hospitality, and healthcare industries, all of which tend to employ immigrants. Immigration advocates also forecast the further destabilization of Haiti, still struggling to recover from natural disasters, if a mass deportation of 50,000 Haitians takes place over the next several months. The fear is that the proposed mass deportation will create increased political stability and more unauthorized migration to other countries, including attempts to return to the U.S. and reunite with American family members. Whether you are an immigrant who currently has TPS protection or you simply are present in the United States without a legal immigration status, we are here to help. The deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. have handled countless deportation defense claims on behalf of individuals who have been detained and charged with removal. We know how devastating it can be for individuals to be detained and separated from their families; even worse is the increased potential for sexual abuse while being held in immigration detention facilities. We care about you and your family, and we want to help you remain in the country. Call our office today to set up your legal consultation.