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Trump Dismisses Idea of Allowing Bahamians Into US After Hurricane Dorian

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    Trump Dismisses Idea of Allowing Bahamians Into US After Hurricane Dorian
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    President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to North Carolina.

    President Donald Trump on Monday downplayed the idea of allowing Bahamians fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Dorian into the United States on humanitarian grounds, hours after his acting Customs and Border Protection chief said it was worth considering, NBC News reported.

    "We have to be very careful. Everybody needs totally proper documentation because the Bahamas had some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren't supposed to be there," Trump said on the White House South Lawn.

    Earlier Monday, acting Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan said  that while there has not been any formal grant of temporary protected status, or TPS, for Bahamians affected by Dorian, it was not something he had ruled out.