From WNYC, a public radio station in New York:
May 16, 2018 · by Beth Fertig
In the spring of 2017, a high level Trump administration official asked for details on how many Haitians with Temporary Protected Status were on public benefits, how many were convicted of “crimes of any kind,” and how many had been in the country unlawfully before being granted TPS.
When told by staffers that this information wasn’t relevant to granting TPS and that the existing data “wasn’t good,” she continued to press ahead. She explained that the Homeland Security Secretary “is going to need this to make a final decision” that spring on whether to extend TPS for Haitians. They were granted the right to stay in the U.S. after a devastating 2010 earthquake.
There’s nothing more wrong that trying to learn facts about immigrants. As everybody know, they are sacred. They are here to save our souls. To ask questions about which immigrants we should let in and which ones we should keep out is evil. You never saw the Bush or Obama administration wanting to know information about immigrants.