TPS Holders Seek More Stable Immigration Status

VOA, By Aline Barros, June 08, 2021

Rose Tilus was 17 when her family sent her from Haiti to live with a relative in Florida. Tilus’ parents feared for her safety because of political and civil unrest in Haiti at the time. She left behind four siblings.

That was 20 years ago.

Today, Tilus still lives in fear. But this time it revolves around her immigration status in the United States.

“My day-to-day thinking is, ‘What if I’m deported? What if I’m sent back?’ So that’s always in the back of my head. What would I do?” Tilus said.

Rose Tilus was 17 when her family sent her from Haiti to live with a relative in Florida. Tilus’ parents feared for her safety because of political and civil unrest in Haiti at the time. She left behind four siblings.

That was 20 years ago.

Today, Tilus still lives in fear. But this time it revolves around her immigration status in the United States.

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