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Haiti TPS Documents Valid to January 2020

Haiti TPS Documents Automatically Valid to January 2, 2020 At Least! On March 1, 2019, DHS published an official Federal Register Notice (“FRN”) automatically extending the validity of Haiti TPS work permits and other TPS documents to January 2, 2020!  No Haitian with TPS needs to pay or do anything at all to benefit; the FRN has the force of law and the extensions are automatic! DHS did this to comply with the October 3, 2018 Ramos federal court preliminary injunction blocking DHS from ending TPS for Haiti, Sudan, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. See USCIS’s summary, Update on Ramos v. Nielsen.  (And in a thorough and dramatic 145-page decision on April 11, 2019, Judge William Kuntz of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Saget v. Trump also blocked DHS from ending Haiti TPS, finding DHS’s […]

In the Gallery for the State of the Union: Immigrants Facing Deportation

Saget v. Trump plaintiff, Gerald Michaud, attended the State of the Union address on February 6, 2019, speaking for 300,ooo TPS holders. Gerald shares his experience below in the New York Times. Original article can be found here As President Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, two guests sitting in the gallery and listening closely were immigrants he has long known. They cleaned Mr. Trump’s cottage at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., despite lacking legal status in the United States. Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz were among some 20 immigrants, many of them facing possible deportation, on the list of guests seated in the secure gallery for the annual address. Even as the president wrapped his speech in a theme of national unity, he made immigration — his signature issue — central to it, as […]

Haiti TPS Extended Until January 2020!

As a result of excellent legal developments in Ramos in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: xxx 1) TPS for Haiti, Sudan, Nicaragua, and El Salvador will extend into 2020 at least; 2) Those extensions are automatic without anyone with TPS from one of these four countries having to do anything or pay anyone anything at all; employers and the DMV must respect the Federal Register notices embodying these extensions. 3) Those who used to have TPS but who didn’t re-register under Trump in 2017 or 2018 out of fear, confusion, or other good cause are strongly encouraged to consider re-registering late now, because DHS has agreed to give “presumptive weight” of validity to such “late-for-good-cause” applications!  (Importantly, such late applications should be filed only after consulting and with the help of an experienced and competent immigration attorney, whether free, low-cost, or otherwise, […]

Haiti TPS Trial Recap!

Video Updates from Bea: Media Coverage: Canaan: Haiti’s Promised Land, Allison Shelley, Jacob Kushner, Mark Fahey, Pulitzer Center, January 13, 2015 Temporary Protected Status: An Overview, American Immigration Council, August 1, 2018 Flee or hide: Haitian immigrants face difficult decisions under Trump, Alexandra Villarreal, The Guardian, October 30, 2018 Trial to Begin in Fight to Challenge Trump Haiti TPS Decision, Naeisha Rose, Haitian Times, January 4, 2019 Haitian Immigrants & Allies Decry Trump Termination of TPS at Opening of Federal Trial, NIPNLG, IJDH, 32BJ SEIU, BAJI, UndocuBLACK, NYIC, January 4, 2019 Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations, NIPNLG, IJDH, 32BJ SEIU, BAJI, UndocuBLACK, NYIC, January 7, 2019 Bklyn Trial Begins to Halt Trump’s Move to End TPS for Haitians, Andrea Leonhardt, BK Reader, January […]

Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2019 Contact: Carolina González (929) 287-4263; Paromita Shah (202) 271-2286; Beatrice Lindstrom (404) 217-1302 Outside Federal Court, Haitian Immigrants and Allies Decry “Racist” Trump End of TPS at Start of Federal Trial to Halt Possible Deportations Federal trial begins to protect more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants and their families from losing immigration status Brooklyn, NY — Haitian immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), along with Haitian community members, elected officials, faith and labor leaders and immigration advocates spoke out about the importance and possible impact of a critical lawsuit against the Trump administration over TPS termination for Haiti on Monday morning outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial began today. The lawsuit, Saget et al v. Trump, brought on behalf of nine individuals, a […]

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