The mayor of Philadelphia in the US state of Pennsylvania has attacked President Donald Trump, calling him a “punk,” a “bully” over his administration’s decision to end the temporary protective status of Haitians and other immigrants.
“I don’t know where he was raised, but his family didn’t do a good job raising that guy,” Jim Kenney said on Wednesday.
Kenney called Trump’s immigration policies “un-American,” and demanded that the president leave the country himself.
On Monday, the US Department of Homeland Security terminated the temporary protected status (TPS) of nearly 60,000 Haitians who had left their country following a devastating earthquake that struck the island in 2010.
The Trump administration has already canceled the protection program for Sudanese and Nicaraguan immigrants. The TPS was launched to give people of nine war-ravaged or natural disaster-hit countries permission to live and work in the US…