The following statements have been made about the current administration and Temporary Protected Status for approximately 59,000 Haitians who have been living and working in the United States. Most of them (I don’t know the exact number) came after the earthquake in Haiti in January of 2010.
Temporary Protected Status is a program that allows people to come into the United States when it has been declared that their country is unsafe due to political violence, genocide, natural disasters, war and ……….
A link to the stories that have these statements in them is at the bottom of this……
USCIS staff wrote a memo in October of 2017 that said that the conditions, the reasons for granting TPS for Haitians in the first place, have not improved.
Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week called for an investigation after they uncovered diplomatic cables that showed “officials at the U.S. Embassies in El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras all stated that it would be in the ‘U.S. national interest’ to renew the TPS designations for their respective countries.”
“Haiti has made significant progress in recovering from the 2010 earthquake, and no longer continues to meet the conditions for designation,” wrote USCIS Director Francis Cissna in a Nov. 3 memo for Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
But in an October 17 memo, Cissna’s staff at USCIS directly contradicted this rosy picture. “Many of the conditions prompting the original January 2010 TPS designation persist,” the memo noted. (Both memos are embedded at the bottom of this post.)
In a memo distributed to staff Thursday afternoon, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—the agency tasked with processing citizenship for applicants—announced it has scrubbed a passage of its mission statement of references to the U.S. being a nation of immigrants. Oooo-kay.
Tom here – so we are no longer a nation of immigrants? And it was the son of immigrants from Peru who made that change?
So let’s take a look at all of these statements. They all appear to be from reputable sources. Many of them name names and have links or even copies of documents embedded in them.
But I’ve never heard of splinternews.com before. Have you?
So, let’s apply the Vanderwell rule of 50% to what they have said in these three articles.
Remember what that is?
Let’s assume that half of what these articles say are made up, false, exaggerated or something of that sort.
If they are……
If they are, does what they are saying still ring true?
Here’s the way I see it. People in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department did some of the following:
• Exaggerated the improvement of the conditions in Haiti.
• Attempted to find information that could make the Haitians here on TPS look bad.
• Ignored statements by their own staff that contained a much more realistic view of the conditions in Haiti.
• Ignored statements by State Department people in Haiti and elsewhere that sending these people back would be deterimental to US national security.
Stop and read those last 5 words.
Deterimental (that means bad).
To US National Security – that means dangerous for us if we send them back.
But they ignored those statements.
What else did they do? They continued to work for the US administration after the President referred to Haiti as a #$%$$tHole and said that all Haitians probably have AIDS.
If half of this is true, we have a current administration running the government that, well, I don’t think there’s any other conclusion for it.
They want to get as many people of color out of the United States as they can.
(If you have another conclusion to why these actions are happening, feel free to lay out your theory in the comments below.)
And they will falsify, ignore and attempt to malign people to make that goal happen.
Remember – the 50% rule – and we still have a disturbingly convincing case that the decision to end Temporary Protected Status was not done because Haiti is now a great place to live. Instead it was done for more sinister and uncomfortable reasons.
And as I have friends who live there, I’ve worked for organizations there, and know many Haitians, this makes me sad and angry at the same time.
The articles in question……