The United States will not give a temporary protected situation to people from the Bahamas displaced with Hurricane Dorian, an authority official stated.
The status would enable Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until it is considered safe to return home.
The same standing is currently awarded to over 300,000 people living in the U.S. of 10 countries, including the victims of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.
Mark Morgan announced on Monday that the Trump administration was investigating whether to comply provisional protected status to people escaping the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian destroyed two main islands there.
Bahamians can still proceed to the U.S. temporarily, if they have the valid travel documents, but will not be allowed work permits.
As of Monday, 1.5k victims of Dorian had arrived in the U.S. following the hurricane cleared through the Bahamas.