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Trump administration plans to end protected status for about 60,000 Haitian immigrants

Trump administration plans to end protected status for about 60,000 Haitian immigrants

The Trump administration says it will end the temporary status that shelters nearly 60,000 Haitians from deportation, saying the island nation has sufficiently recovered from devastating disasters to take its citizens back.

The so-called temporary protected status for Haitians will expire in 18 months, in July 2019, officials with the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday night. The unusually long lead time will give Haitians currently under protection an opportunity to seek some other kind of legal status if they qualify — or to make arrangements to leave.

By far the largest group of Haitians covered by the order live in Florida, with another large community in New...

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