Donald Trump extends TPS for Haitians until further notice

WASHINGTON DC – Haitians in the United States would not face deportation as President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening signs an executive order to extend TPS for Haitians.

The order, which was signed on humanitarian grounds would be in force until further notice, Trump said.

TPS means Temporary Protected Status. It’s the federal program that allows almost 60,000 Haitians stay in the U.S. since an earthquake destroyed much of Haiti in 2010.

Haitians were facing deportation should Trump have failed to extend the program’s validity.

Haitian TPS has been renewed every 18 months. That’s mainly because disasters – natural and political – keep making Haiti a dangerous place to go back to. Before its extension, TPS was expiring again on July 22.