>> Is an impact on the entire community of New York City, particularly, a devastating impact in Brooklyn where there are over 5,000 Haitians.>> Many of those Haitians came out in force this week, condemning President Donald Trump's decision to end their temporary protected status or TPS. 59,000 Haitians were granted temporary US visas after the deadly 2010 earthquake.
Trump's decision means that any Haitian who cannot obtain another kind of US visa by July, 2019 will be subject to deportation. Sent back to the Caribbean nation where some quake victims are still homeless and where the World Bank says 59% of the population lives below the poverty line on less than $3 per day.
Ricot Dupuy manages New York's Radio Soleil, popular with the city's Haitian residents. He says he hopes the US Chamber of Commerce will challenge the President.>> The US Chamber of Commerce is not stupid. They know that TPS holders, it's good for this country. The business community knows it's good for them..
>> The American-Haitian community has carved out a niche in construction and healthcare services.>> Cuz everything is come and go.>> Back in Port-au-Prince, Reginald Brice is one who now washes cars for a living. He was deported from the US back to his homeland which is still wobbling from Hurricane Matthew, a cholera outbreak and political instability.
Even though acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, said she had determined that the quote, extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.