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Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Criticizes TPS Decision

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    South Florida Reacts to DHS' TPS Decision on Haiti

    Dozens of people who support Haiti's Temporary Protected Status traveled to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort to protest his administration's decision to end the program. NBC 6's Keith Jones and Ari Odzer report.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

    Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is speaking out against the Trump administration's decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians, saying it will negatively affect thousands of students in his schools.

    Nearly 12,000 children and another 5,700 adults enrolled in the school system are impacted by the TPS decision, Carvalho said at a news conference Tuesday.

    "Over my dead body shall anybody remove any child from the sanctity of our classrooms, from the sanctity that schools represent in our community," Carvalho said.

    On Monday, it was announced that the benefit would be extended one more time, until July 2019. TPS was granted to Haitians following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the island.

    South Florida Reacts to TPS Decision For Haitians in US

    [MI] South Florida Reacts to TPS Decision For Haitians in US

    NBC 6's Ari Odzer and Keith Jones have team coverage as both politicians and those who could be sent back to the country protested the Trump administration's decision.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

    "A nation that chooses to embark on the destruction of community, yanking children from their parents, forcing some to return to conditions not appropriate for their existence, is a nation that has lost its moral compass," Carvalho said.

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