Posted by LeNouvelliste on Friday, November 24, 2017 Under: Diplomacy
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Our Temporary Protected Status compatriots have, from January 2018 until July 2019 to either regularize their situation or leave the United States. The Trump administration grants a non-renewable reprieve of 18 months to this fringe of the Haitian diaspora. The Haitian president, through his spokesperson, is satisfied with this decision and promises to create the right conditions for Haitians to live better in their country .

"The Presidency welcomes the decision of the Trump administration ...,"

Jovenel Moise spokesman Lucien Jura told Le Nouveliste on Tuesday. According to him, the power in place had asked American authorities "a revision" and a "new appreciation" of the provisions of the TPS. "That's what has been done and the presidency is very satisfied," he said. "But that does not mean that power will boast. It is up to President Jovenel Moïse and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant to create the conditions for Haitians to live decently in the country and not to be forced into exile ... ", he elaborated.

Lucien Jura pointed out that the American authorities were not obliged to give the 18 months to our fellow TPS beneficiaries for about seven years. "It's the responsibility of the Government to provide for the needs of all Haitians. The Moise administration now has a lot more pressure on it to deliver results, ""said Lucien Jura. He insisted that the government will take all steps to allow our compatriots to return home to Haiti.

The National Palace has called on all sectors of the country to work towards the establishment of political stability to enable the country to take the road of development and economic growth.

Jovenel Moise's spokesman said the government will accompany Haitian TPS beneficiaries in the process of regularizing their status in the United States. Lucien Jura also said that the government will continue to dialogue with US authorities, believing that everything is still possible, without giving details.

About 50,000 Haitians, most of whom live in the United States since after the January 2010 earthquake, are involved in the TPS file.

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