The Trump government does not grant temporary protection to the people of the Bahamas, who have been given protection from CBS News prior to the decimation of their islands by Hurricane Dorian, a high-ranking government official.
It is something that the Trump administration believed was possible, as the President's White House is trying to restrict the influx of immigrants into the country.
"The Bahamas hit by Hurricane Dorian are facing a humanitarian crisis, and the US government, international partners and private organizations continue to support them with supplies and services," a White House official told CBS News. "Currently, we do not plan to seek temporary protection for those in the US."
In the past, the US has granted TPS to some of the nations affected by major natural disasters. Theand relocate the dispute over them to the courts. Founded in 1990 by Congress, TPS aims to protect foreigners in the US from returning to their home countries.
The United Nations estimates that the massive hurricane that had almost stalled over the islands left more than 70,000 homeless. The official death toll continues to rise.
Earlier this week, the President insisted that the Bahamians could get to the US but must have "absolutely correct documents" "The Bahamas should come to the United States, including some very bad people," the president said Tuesday to reporters on the South Lawn in the White House.