Wyclef Jean Slams Donald Trump's Plan To Deport 60,000 Haitians

DHS refuses to renew TPS for earthquake victims.

(AllHipHop News) Donald Trump's administration announced it will not be renewing the Temporary Protected Status that gave almost 60,000 Haitian nationals provisional legal residency in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security pronounced the disastrous conditions on the island caused by a 2010 earthquake “no longer exist.”

The Haitians must now leave the U.S. by July 22, 2019. Officials in Haiti claim the country still has not recovered from the devastating earthquake enough to take in the returning citizens. In addition, the nation was since hit by Hurricane Matthew as well as a cholera epidemic.

Billboard spoke with Wyclef Jean, a musician of Haitian descent. The former Fugees member took issue with Trump's decision to force people to self-deport back to Haiti.

"I'm definitely gonna say one thing, which I stand by: The country of Haiti right now, we cannot afford to take 50,000 Haitians to go back home right now," said Wyclef. "It's almost like you're sending them back like, 'Oh, OK, the earthquake is gone.' You're sending people back like, 'OK, let me [send them] back on a starve mission.' It's like you're sending them back to die. We don't support that."

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump told Haitians in Florida, "Whether you vote for me or not I really want to be your biggest champion." The swing state's 29 electoral votes were very valuable for the Republican candidate. Trump won Florida over Hillary Clinton by a mere 1.2% margin.

"I think we all need to acknowledge the TPS thing and the promise that Donald Trump made," added Wyclef. "If you remember, he was like, 'I'm going to look out for Haiti. I'm going to look out for [Miami's] Little Haiti [neighborhood].' He did the whole movie. So the lookout that we need right now, we need to make sure our people do not get deported back. It's not going to look good for the island at all."

When ppl asked why blacks should fight for the Mexicans this is it..I knew they would also target blacks..I doubt we will know how many whites are here illegally..

The ONLY reason why after 7 yrs. Haiti is still sh(t is because the higher ups stole the donation money. Not our problem...talk to the Haitian government about that Wy.

They are here temporarily. Does anyone know the meaning of that word? There is no entitlement to stay in the U.S. Wyclef beef should not be with the US president, it should be with the Haitian government! People hate Trump so much that they throw his name into everything. Btw, didn't Wyclef steal money from Haiti too?


@pointguard Its 50k illegal Whites, which is 0,5%. A very small percentage of the 11 Million illegals in the Country. See, the People have no problem with migrants the USA is a Country of Migrants the very important term is the Word ILLEGAL.

These comments show that white boys have officially taken over hip hop. They outnumber us now. Here's a suggestion: GO TO A ROCK OR COUNTRY WEBSITE!!

the Haitian government never stole the earthquake relief mony because that money never made it to Haiti for them to steal...the Red Cross, The clinton foundation and Wyclef stole that money

Wtf let these honkies comment of black relations