TPS For Haitians

Recently, the Biden Administration announced that Haitians who are currently living in the United States are now eligible to reapply Temporary Protection Status also commonly known as “TPS”. Haitians who are eligible for TPS will be able to stay in the United States for a period of 18 months and allow them to work and stay in the country legally.

Covid-19 and Detention Centers

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was known that the conditions in detention centers were not the best. Immigrants were still kept crammed in small rooms and were left exposed to the virus and lacked testing. Recently in an article posted by Immigration Impact, .”US. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mishandled the coronavirus outbreak in detention centers so badly that it not only lead to horrific conditions and deaths among people in its custody, it is also responsible for the spread of COVID-19 in surrounding areas”. When individuals from detention centers were being transferred into different detention centers the transmission of covid-19 from one state to anther began to spread rapidly.

USCIS and Backlogs

The immigration system has had many issues but since president Biden came into office he has tried to reverse many of the policies that were implemented by Trump administration. Though he has been able to reverse some already USCIS remains highly backlogged with many cases.