Pelosi Statement on Biden Administration Designating Haiti for TPS Status

May 22, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Biden Administration announced that Haitians will be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS):

“The Biden Administration’s announcement that Haitians will be eligible for the lifeline of TPS is welcome news to many vulnerable families reeling from dire security, economic and human rights threats, all made worse by the pandemic and the lingering effects of the devastating earthquake.

“This important step is a testament to the courage of the Biden Administration and the relentlessness of many groups, including the U.S. Conference of Bishops, which has been speaking out in defense of the Haitian people since the last Administration’s cruel decision against Haiti in November 2017.

“Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration are committed to an immigration policy that is humane, logical and rooted in security and values.  To that end, it is imperative that the Dream and Promise Act, passed by the House, is enacted, so that we can provide a path to permanent residence and eventual citizenship to TPS holders.”