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Important Details About Haitian Family Reunification

In October 2014, after years of advocacy by IJDH and our allies, the State Department approved a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP). Only certain visa applicants are eligible for this program. The Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services explains in this short video. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services May 8, 2015

What’s next for Haitian Family Reunification?

This article explains the recent developments regarding the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, set to begin in early 2015. As the criteria for the 2015 start date only apply to a fraction of those on waiting lists, advocates will continue fighting for full implementation. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. What is the Haitian Family Reunification Parole? Dennis Mulligan, Haïti Liberté November 12-18, 2014 Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementing the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program. The purpose of this program is to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. HFRP will allow some Haitians living in Haiti to come to the United States before they can actually apply for their green card, if their relatives in the […]

TPS for Haitians Extended through January 22, 2016

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti has been extended for an additional 18 months through January 22, 2016.  The re-registration period runs from March 3rd through May 2nd, 2014. Read more about the extension below. Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haitians US Citizenship and Immigration Services March 3, 2014 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Haiti for an additional 18 months, effective July 23, 2014 through Jan. 22, 2016. Current Haitian beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from March 3, 2014, through May 2, 2014. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before March 3, 2014. The 18-month extension also allows […]

Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended for Haitian Nationals

      News Release Dec. 27, 2012   Temporary Protected Status Re-registration Period Extended for Haitian Nationals   WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today an extension of the re-registration period for Haitian nationals who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and seek to maintain that status for an additional 18 months. Given the impact Hurricane Sandy has had on regions where Haitians reside, the re-registration period is extended through Jan. 29, 2013. Haitian TPS beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Under this extension, USCIS also will accept applications from eligible individuals who have already applied after the close of the re-registration period on Nov. 30, 2012 and will continue to accept applications through Jan. 29, 2013. The initial, 60-day re-registration period was established after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced […]

Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè Peryòd Re-enskripsyon an Pwolonje pou Sitwayen Ayisyen yo

    Nouvèl enfòmasyon     27 desanm 2012   Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè Peryòd Re-enskripsyon an Pwolonje pou Sitwayen Ayisyen yo   WASHINGTON—Sèvis Sitwayènte ak Imigrasyon Ozetazini (USCIS) te anonse jodi a yon peryòd pwolongasyon re-enskripsyon pou sitwayen ayisyen yo yo te deja akòde Estati Pwoteksyon Tanporè (TPS) epi ki ap chache toujou kenbe benefis sa a pou yon 18 mwa anplis. Dapre konsekans siklòn Sandy a te genyen nan rejyons kote ki genyen anpil popilasyon Ayisyen yo, peryòd re-enskripsyon a te pwolonje jiska 29janvye 2013. Nou ankouraje Benefisyè Ayisyen ki gen TPS yo pou aplike pou pi vit ke posib. Sou pwolongasyon sa a, USCIS pral aksepte aplikasyon pou moun ki kalifye yo ki deja aplike apre dat peryòd pou re-enskripsyon a te fèmen an 30 novanm 2012 la, yo pral kontinye aksepte aplikasyon jiska 29janvye 2013. 60 jou inisyal […]

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