TPS for Haitians Suspended by USCIS

TPS for Haitians has been suspended by USCIS effective July 22, 2019. On 11/20/2017, DHS announced the decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019.

The delay is to provide time for TPS beneficiaries to arrange for self-deportation to Haiti or to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible.

 

TPS for Haitians

How did we get here?

In January 2010 a catastrophic earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 shook the Republic of Haiti to its core- followed by approximately 52 aftershocks…

An estimated total of three million people was affected by this disaster. The death toll was estimated to be at a range from 100,000 to 316,000. Hundred of thousands of residential and commercial properties were either destroyed or were severely damaged.

Because of this disaster, the Department of Homeland Security on January 10, 2010 announced the designation of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010 to be granted this temporary status for a period of 18 months.

Along with this designation, eligible individuals were granted employment authorization among other benefits to enable them to work and attend school, etc.…

TPS for Haitians Suspended by USCIS sources

TPS for Haitian Nationals Cancelled

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/11/20/acting-secretary-elaine-duke-announcement-temporary-protected-status-haiti

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status

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