WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — President Trump is in town.
The President and his family are spending Thanksgiving in the so-called winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach.
A Federal Aviation Administration notice advises that Trump will be in the area Nov. 21-26.
Meantime, protesters are outside Mar-a-Lago, angry and upset about his decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. The end of TPS could force tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to leave the U.S. by the summer of 2019.
They arrived by the busload in West Palm Beach Tuesday, ready to express their anger and disappointment at President Trump’s decision.
Myrtha Abraham is one of about 60,000 Haitians who came to the U.S. after the deadly earthquake in her country in 2010.
She’s under Temporary Protected Status which allows people from countries in desperate situations to have a safe place to live, work and bring their families.
“Right now, for me, if I go back to the country, I will be homeless,” said Abraham.
She says ending TPS will devastate many Haitians.
“Some people live here 20 years, 15 years, they have their life here. They have a house, pay taxes, kids go to school. So we want him to work with us,” said Abraham.
But some of the president’s supporters say the U.S. needs to crack down on immigration and allow people to go back to their countries and rebuild.
“We cannot continue to take immigrants from all kinds of countries even if it’s under a TPS law at an unlimited rate and then settling them here,” said Trump supporter Richard Hughes.
For others, they see a larger issue of a drain on the U.S. economy.
“I’m tired of paying for them and my kids have to pay for them. It’s not fair. Get legal,” said Trump supporter Mary Tulko.
Many of the protesters say the situation in Haiti remains dire and they’re still dealing with the ramifications of the deadly earthquake and a cholera outbreak that killed thousands.
They promise to continue fighting to stay in the U.S.