Temporary Protected Status is yet one more LEGAL way to get and keep the US immigrant population high. It is not truly a refugee program, but was designed to give TEMPORARY protection to foreign nationals who happened to be in the US when some big event happened back home—like a hurricane, earthquake or civil war.
The operative word is temporary, but that is the last thing it is!
The program for each country must be renewed every 18 months, so the Trump Admin is facing some upcoming deadlines.
Pressure is mounting and the US Chamber of Commerce (they are not your friends!) are out in front leading the lobbying efforts for Haiti, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Before I give you the news. This is what you need to know!
TEMPORARY protection was given to Haitians on July 23, 2011
TEMPORARY protection was given to Hondurans on January 5, 1991
TEMPORARY protection was given to Salvadorans on March 9, 2001
And, in each case the temporary protection was extended every 18 months.
Those migrants who knew this was temporary were given false hope for decades in the case of Honduras and nearly two decades for El Salvador. The false hope was that amnesty would be passed in Congress with the help of their buddies at the US Chamber of Commerce.
Dear local Republicans….
The Chambers’ interest here is in MONEY (for big business pals and global corporations). They are not even that interested in your local small businesses where you live. They are not concerned with the loss of your quality of life or the cultural conflicts created by excessive immigration. This is definitely not about humanitarianism either, so don’t be fooled.
Here is the US Chamber of Commerce (which also drives the Congressional Republican leadership in case you wonder why nothing happens with reform of refugee resettlement) pressing the Trump Administration in a letter on Friday published at America’s Voice (not your friend either!):
Today, in a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Neil L. Bradley called on the Trump Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, citing strong economic concerns.
The Trump Administration must decide whether to extend the TPS designations by the following dates:
11/6/17 Decision deadline for 59,550 Hondurans and Nicaraguans: 10 DAYS
11/23/17 Decision deadline for 50,000 Haitians: 27 DAYS
01/08/18 Decision deadline for 195,000 Salvadorans: 73 DAYS
Go here for the full letter (SOS!). See if some of those jobs are jobs Americans will do!
And, by the way, not mentioned is that many of these workers send millions of dollars in the form of remittances back to their HOME countries—millions LOST to the US economy—but never mentioned in any of the supposed economic studies about how we need this (cheap and compliant) immigrant/refugee labor.