TPS for Haitians Extended, Deadline

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was initially granted to Haitians on January 21, 2010, to help Haitians devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

TPS is extended by the U.S. for as long as the government deems that there is an ongoing crisis in one’s home country. TPS applicants are eligible to apply for work authorization in the United States.

For Haitians, TPS has been extended through July 22, 2017. Haitians who currently possess TPS must re-register to extend their status. This registration period begins today and ends on October 26, 2015. Individuals who fail to re-register by the deadline will lose their status.

An applicant for TPS must:

-Re-register by October 26, 2015.

-Have continuous residence in the U.S. since January 12. 2011.

-Have continuous physical presence in the U.S. since July 23, 2011.

**Please note that TPS is not available for applicants who have committed certain crimes in the United States or present a security risk.**

Please contact Attorney Melanie Shapiro for assistance at (781) 461 0100 or melanie@melanieshapiroesq.com.

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