How ending TPS for Haitians is affecting thousands of children living in the United States

Read the story of Lys Isma, a young Haitian woman who came to the United States when she was only a 9 months old. Protected by TPS, she never felt like an illegal alien in America until now...

"I've never had to navigate the world as an undocumented adult," Isma said. "Every time I went to that job interview and they asked for work permit, I've had it. Every time I drove, I drove legally with a license. Every time I went past a law enforcement officer, I knew that I had the ability to be here legally present and that's going to change in a year and a half," she said.

Read the full story @ voanews.com

Stress, fear of losing parents or being forcibly relocated to Haiti while experiencing elevated levels of anxiety can leave long-term impacts, said Lawrence Palinkas, professor of social policy and health at the University of Southern California.

"You will likely see instances of anxiety, depressed aspects, disruption in behavior, and [low] performance in school. There will be a period of stress in terms of the relocation itself", Palinkas told VOA.

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Tps For Haitians Lisez l'histoire de Lys Isma, une jeune Haïtienne venue aux États-Unis alors qu'elle n'avait que 9 mois. Protégée par TPS, elle... see more
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