Alex Taylor, Communications Director, 332-223-9301

NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it would issue a new Temporary Protected Status for Haiti.


“I want to thank the Biden Administration for its decision to issue a new 18-month designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. This is a significant step that alleviates the threat of displacement and deportation for approximately 150,000 Haitians living in New York City and across the United States who have built families and businesses here but lacked protected status. Issuing a new TPS designation will also avoid putting further strain on Haiti as it continues to face serious political, economic, and security challenges. In doing so, the Biden Administration has lived up to its campaign pledge to help the Haitian community. They have also reaffirmed America’s commitment to humanitarian values. Only by working together may we provide a better future for the Haitian people.”


New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. She is also a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Women and Gender Equity, Youth Services. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.