Nov 20, 2017 - Politics & Policy

U.S. lifts deportation protections from Haitians

Temporary Protection Status was granted after the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Photo: Lynne Sladky / AP

The Department of Homeland Security has lifted Haitians' Temporary Protection Status from deportation, which was granted after the 2010 earthquake in the Caribbean nation.

The approximately 50,000 Haitians living and working across the country will have 18 months — until July 22, 2019 — to go back to Haiti or legalize their status in the U.S., per the Miami Herald.

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