Brooklyn Rep Accuses Trump’s DHS Head Of ‘Trying To Pull a Fast One’ On Haitian Refugees


Brooklyn Rep Accuses Trump’s DHS Head of ‘Trying to Pull a Fast One’ on Haitian Refugees

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke speaks at her latest #BrooklynResists town hall at New Life Tabernacle Church in East Flatbush. Madina Toure/Observer

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke accused Gen. John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, of “trying to pull a fast one” when he claimed in a recent interview that it is up to the House and Senate to come up with legislation to extend the Temporary Protected Status designation shielding Haitian refugees from deportation.
The federal government granted thousands of Haitians TPS, which provides sanctuary and work authorization to foreign nationals fleeing disaster or violence at home, …

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