MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another family separation crisis is looming, the end of Temporary Protective Status or TPS for more than 300,000 legal immigrants.READ MORE: Situation At Matheson Hammock Park In Miami-Dade Heats Up
Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, along with elected officials and community leaders met Friday to discuss TPS in the phase of uncertainty about where our immigration policy is headed.READ MORE: FEMA-Funded South Florida Sites To Administer First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of The Family Action Network, says thousands of US-born children will be taken from their families.
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Bastien says the 28,000 children in Florida alone will face the breakup of their families if their parents are forced to leave the country when TPS expires next year.