Of the 10 countries currently covered by TPS, environmental disasters are cited as the primary reason or a major contributing factor in seven of them.
The program was not created as a response to climate change — it began as a way to respond to displacement from civil war. And yet as the world has warmed, it has evolved into a primary means by which the United States has granted limited rights to many thousands of people when their countries are hit by natural disasters. Indeed, one of the only things governments can currently do when a superstorm or drought devastates their country is lobby to get their citizens in the U.S. covered under TPS (or equivalent programs in other wealthy nations).
Jane McAdam, director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at University of New South Wales, told me that problematic as it is, “TPS is the strongest, or even the only, existing mechanism” for climate change migrants under U.S. law. “It does at least provide some kind of temporary protection.” Which is why several scholars have suggested that TPS’s importance will grow as climate change accelerates.
[Canada Prepares For A New Wave Of Refugees As Haitians Flee Trump’s America, by Naomi Klein, The Intercept, November 22, 2017]
Thankfully the Cultural Marxists have exposed their own plans, which places the imperative back on the Trump Administration to make changes to the current plan by Duke to sabotage the termination of TPS for Haitians, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, and Salvadorans. Duke gave both Nicaraguans and Haitians an 18 month extension for no reason other than the plan was for that time period be the opportunity for lobbying or judicial interference with the decision, to effectively make the temporary program permanent or for those illegal aliens to be granted legal permanent residence.
However, the sabotage by Duke can be reversed. President Trump can order Duke to change her decision and rescind the 18 month extension, preferably before the current TPS period expires. Instead of an 18 month extension, a six month extension can be granted with the notice that it will be the last, or better yet, offer the illegal aliens a period of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), say three to four months for the aliens concerned to orderly conclude their affairs in the United States and prepare to leave, with hopefully most departing to Canada, without Advance Parole which will make them ineligible to return to the United States.
Also needed is a legislative reform to TPS, making it truly temporary, limiting it to six months total, but that is too much to expect from RINO Paul Ryan. It is clear that both President Trump and even John Kelly are concerned about the issue, but they need to take action against saboteurs like Duke.