Trump will deny temporary protected status 2 Bahamians who fled Dorian

dandyfopp

Racist piece of filth.


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Trump admin will deny temporary protected status to Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian

The status would have let Bahamians work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home.


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-will-deny-temporary-protected-status-bahamians-who-fled-n1052561?cid=eml_nbn_20190911


WASHINGTON — The U.S. will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official told NBC News.

The status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is deemed safe to return home. The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in the U.S. from 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering whether to grant temporary protected status to people fleeing the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian devastated two major islands there.



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Andie

Let's not even pretend that it's not all about skin color.

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Andie

And on 9/11 no less.

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Zalco/bring back Sophie!

Incredibly sad, especially when you consider we have low unemployment.

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leona_2008

Racist piece of filth.


Yep.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Many Bahamians have family and friends in Florida and the other coastal states. It is a natural place for them to go. We have a long history of racism. I remember well the resistance to Haitians coming here after their quake.

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Ziemia(6a)

Could be that with the ferries to Canada (from Bahama) taking so much longer than those to Florida it hasn't been decided. So they are likely still en route.

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elvis

Gee, you forgot the rest of the OP linked article, in fact the very next paragraph following yours, dandy:

Bahamians can still come to the U.S. temporarily, if they have the right travel documents, but will not be granted work permits.

They are not being denied refuge, they simply cannot work. Legally.

Fair enough!

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margaritadina

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The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in
the U.S. from 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010
earthquake.

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That explains why Trump shut the door closed. Natural disaster victims/refugees suppose to leave withing two years.

300 K broke the law. But Trump is bad, indeed. Not law breakers, but Trump.

Looks like it's time for Canada and GB to get busy, especially for GB.


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chase_gw

Apparently you don't know the numbers of refugees from the States that have taken refuge in Canada because Trump renegaded on their temporary status.

Not surprised.

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elvis

margaritadina

The same status is currently granted to over 300,000 people living in
the U.S. from 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010
earthquake.

That explains why Trump shut the door closed. Natural disaster victims/refugees suppose to leave withing two years.

Yep. Why would he want to repeat BO's mistakes?

Look at the hue and cry when this administration reused BO's detention pens. Yikes! Cages!!!

Nope, following the previous admin's direction when it comes to temporary refugees would not be wise.

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margaritadina

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Andie

What does Canada have to do with it, other than deflection?

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What does the US has to do with it?

Other than 'sharing' Dorian?

Family? Friends? I have friends in <>20 countries across the globe, non of them will let me in on the grounds of 'I have friends in your country, it's a natural place for me to go to''.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Margarita, you are depicting these people incorrectly. They apply for and receive extension due to the fact that their home countries have not recovered from what ever it was the people were fleeing. They are perfectly legal and that is why we know exactly how many of them there are.

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margaritadina

Have not recovered for 9 + years? How do people who didn't evacuate live there? Well, after Hillary and Bill robed Haiti the disaster recovery slowed to almost a full stop, but are they not building at all, everything is in shambles for 9 years?

And what about people from other places who've been living here for longer than Haitians? Nothing is restored in their countries?

When the area is destroyed it is final and there is no recovery? It's pretty hard to believe, to be honest.


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Carro

It’s never enough.

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Andie

Sure, why can't they recover in a few years?

Some seem to have zero comprehension of what a natural disaster can do.

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Carro

We Americans could be homeless and buck nekkid and they’d still turn us upside down and shake us for spare change.

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Ziemia(6a)

It's always too much when it comes to generosity.

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elvis

Well, you send money.

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margaritadina

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Andie

Sure, why can't they recover in a few years?

Some seem to have zero comprehension of what a natural disaster can do.

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To last 9+ years???? You are right, i DON"T.

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margaritadina

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Ziemia(6a)

It's always too much when it comes to generosity.

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After Katrina few celebrities built many homes for victims. Ask them why they walked away from their projects. Actually, I will tell you. Oprah walked away from the development that she built because Katrina victims trashed houses she built for them - and provided EVERYTHING from toothbrushes to TVs - bad mouthed her for not providing repairs. And complained that they have to work to pay their interest-free mortgages. Generosity is a good thing but can come back to bite the generous one in the neck.

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Rina

Information for those who don't know anything much about Haiti -- a 2017 report:

“There are still about 55,000 people in camps and makeshift camps,” noted Wahba. “Many are still living in unsanitary conditions due to displacement caused by the earthquake. We have a very long way to go.”

More at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/haiti-earthquake-anniversary_n_5875108de4b02b5f858b3f9c?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANHxJvq9IF-7bUhVL68xsLo2NV1oBgSBjYPRdFmz1VTCKM5btsYnrkvzN1n-Z35SIXVhQhD71W2CkOy9OhdSgLCslMxVEnnvwHKImzKVZTpk8jpBgmpGoCYvMhMtG_sMDa8eiy9Onjm0vXgUZ0xN574bmqolHNTtIpue5bjVoV5f

Sorry about the very long link. Hope it works. There are a few other stories available for those who google that provide insight into why Haiti has not been able to recover to even the very low living standards it had prior to the earthquake.

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Carro

margaritadina

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Ziemia(6a)

It's always too much when it comes to generosity.

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After Katrina few celebrities built many homes for victims. Ask them why they walked away from their projects. Actually, I will tell you. Oprah walked away from the development that she built because Katrina victims trashed houses she built for them - and provided EVERYTHING from toothbrushes to TVs - bad mouthed her for not providing repairs. And complained that they have to work to pay their interest-free mortgages. Generosity is a good thing but can come back to bite the generous one in the neck.

Brad Pitt, too.

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Carro

Is Canada providing TPS for Bahamians?

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Ziemia(6a)
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Carro

Our unemployment and especially 9/11 have nothing to do with Bahamians facing the challenge of rebuilding THEIR island/country after Dorian. How will the Bahamas be rebuilt if tens of thousands leave to let's face it, never return?

The able-bodied workforce should not cower from the challenge ahead of them and should not decline to serve and assist their own country and fellow citizens by providing the labor needed to rebuilt. Who will do it if they don't? Who will restore the devastated areas if they all flee?


Think people!


We can and will provide assistance, but we are not responsible for rebuilding their devastated areas all by our lonesome. They don not need to be transplanted to another country. Not when the Bahamas has plenty of other islands who can take them in and offer assistance.


But it's so much easier to use this as a cudgel to attack Trump. He did the right thing. We have 800,000 immigrants backed up in our system. We have how many others still living in America with their "temporary" status from disasters many years ago, who will not leave.

If there's no "temporary" in TPS, the concept needs to go away completely.

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

Bahamians can come to the US as refugees. No question about that.

If they are allowed to work, they support themselves.

If they are not allowed to work, taxpayers support them.

hmmmm

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Carro

The USA has criteria for refugee status, further, why would "refugees" from devastated areas need to go to another country when theirs has MANY other places to relocate to?


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