Immigration Policy Of Haitian Immigrants

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The United States tried to protect Haitian Immigrants but has ultimately failed. Immigration policies are only impactful if the system is willing to protect them. In 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions of people, and many of them came to the United States seeking asylum. Due to the increase of Haitian immigrants, Congress instituted the Temporary Protected Status (TPS). While Temporary Protected Status has been granted to groups from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras, the government continues to fail them by ignoring their importance. Implementing a policy to help immigrants is important, but the continuation of the policy increases its significance. Until the United States prioritizes immigrant safety over profit, the government is no longer doing its job.
The United States has provided Temporary Protected Status to Haitian immigrants. Haiti is a small country off the coast of Florida, and it shares an island with the Dominican Republic. The island was discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, and thus started the practice of slavery within the country. Because of the history of slavery, Haiti’s population is almost entirely descended from African slaves (Haiti). In 1804, the country fought and won its independence from France, and was deemed the only successful slave rebellion in history (Slavery in Haiti). During slavery, one of Haiti’s main exports was sugar. Growing sugar has a negative effect on the surrounding
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