Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

DHS Redesignates Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 3, 2021 redesignated Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, by publishing a Federal Register Notice (FRN).  To be eligible to apply for TPS, Haitians, among other requirements, must have been and remained physically present in the United States continuously since on or before July 29, 2021.  (No one who arrived in the United States after July 29, 2021 is eligible.)  Haitians who think they may be eligible for TPS may file an application, and an application for a work permit, anytime from today through February 3, 2023, a full 18 months.
TPS has many eligibility requirements.  So it is extremely important for Haitians who think they may be eligible to apply to consult a competent and experienced immigration attorney in your area before filling out the TPS application form!

If you need help locating a competent and experienced immigration attorney in your area to help you, please feel free to contact IJDH’s immigration policy coordinator, Steve Forester (steveforester@aol.com, 786 877 6999), and we will try to give you some leads.  Please also feel free to call with any questions.

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