The resignation of a senior U.S. diplomat in Haiti over President Obama’s “inhumane” deportation policy has garnered attention this week, with the diplomat citing the administration’s “callous disregard for its obligation to protect even legal immigrants.”
“As Washington ramps up deportations of Haitians in response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, I cannot stand idly by,” said Ambassador Peter Mulrean Jr., who had previously served as chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince since March 2016 until his resignation on Wednesday morning
The Trump Administration is currently working on terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals living and working legally in the United States. In the aftermath of the hurricane, which killed over 1000 people and left many more homeless or displaced from their homes in Haiti, Reuters reported that TPS was likely to be extended after a review period.
This marks yet one more instance where President Trump’s “America First” doctrine has negatively impacted working class Americans in association with its intended primary targets of foreigners and racial minorities. Join the conversation in the comments section below, over on Twitter Repub_Social or on Facebook .
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