Attorney Callan Garcia Speaks to the Miami Herald about TPS for Bahamian Refugees

Attorney Callan Garcia Speaks to the Miami Herald about TPS for Bahamian Refugees

Attorney Callan Garcia of Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. recently spoke to the Miami Herald about Bahamian citizens displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and why it is crucial that the Trump administration waive U.S. visa requirements for those with close relatives living in the U.S.

Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott recently proposed a measure that would let Bahamian citizens live with family in the U.S. as their country repairs the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. It is important to note that the two Senators are not requesting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamian citizens, a protection status that is reserved for refugees impacted by armed conflict or natural disaster. Those awarded TPS are allowed to legally live and work in the U.S. for a certain amount of time.

Attorney Garcia is familiar with TPS issues after representing Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake. According to him, TPS for Bahamian citizens seems unlikely because there is a “great reluctance for TPS…despite the heavy influence of Marco Rubio and others who have the president’s ear.”

To read the entire article from the Miami Herald, click here.

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