NOTICE: TPS Deadlines Extended
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USCIS announced today that DHS will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Nicaragua and Honduras. Under this extension, the current expiration date of Jul. 5, 2010 has been extended until Jan. 5, 2012. USCIS is also automatically extending the validity of existing employment authorization documents (EADs) held by both Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries for six months, through Jan. 5, 2011.
Eligible TPS beneficiaries must timely re-register and apply for an EAD in order to be issued a new Employment Authorization Document. The re-registration period ends July 5, 2010.
Call The International Law Offices now, at 954-618-0122, to get help with re-registrations and with the extended TPS!
TPS For Hatian Nationals
many other forms relief to Haitians now that DHS as provided TPS relief.
If you are in Immigration Court or applying for the first time our law
firm can help you. We encourage you to call and make an appointment to come to our office
for more information.
We have the staff, knowledge and experience to
assist you in applying for TPS. Call today at (954) 618-0122 or (954) 533-7593 to make an appointment with an attorney!
1.What temporary relief
measures aside from Temporary Protected Status, will USCIS make
available to Haitian nationals in response to the earthquake devastating
Temporary relief measures available to
nationals of Haiti include favorable adjudication, where possible, of
requests for change or extension of nonimmigrant status, acceptance of
applications for change or extension of nonimmigrant status submitted
after the alien’s authorized period of admission has expired, re-parole
of aliens granted parole by USCIS, extension of certain grants of
advance parole, expedited processing of advance parole requests,
favorable and expedited adjudication, where possible, of requests for
off-campus employment authorization due to severe economic hardship for
F-1 students, expedited processing of immigrant petitions for children
of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), issuance of
employment authorization where appropriate and assistance to LPRs
stranded overseas without documents.
Who will be eligible for temporary relief?
All nationals of Haiti with current
immigration benefits or benefit applications pending with USCIS will be
eligible for temporary relief.
3. I am a
Haitian national, currently I cannot return to Haiti due to the earthquake and my allowed time to stay in the US is expiring or about to
expire. What are my options? Can I work during my stay in the US?
Aliens wishing to change or extend their
nonimmigrant status must submit an application, per existing standards,
and submit evidence establishing that the events of January 12, 2010 is
the basis for their inability to return to Haiti prior to the expiration
of their authorized period of admission.
Employment Authorization: Certain nonimmigrant classifications are not permitted to apply for
or receive employment authorization. Nonimmigrant visitors, for
instance, would not be granted work authorization.
4. I am a Haitian national, I was granted
parole to enter the United States temporarily. I cannot return to Haiti
due to the earthquake and my allowed time to stay in the US is expiring
or about to expire. What are my options? Can I work during my stay in
A Haitian national who has already been
paroled into the U.S., may apply to extend the period of parole. If an
alien presents a genuine, expired or unexpired Form I-94, which contains
an expiration date of January 12, 2010 or later, and the alien
demonstrates that he or she was or is prevented from returning to Haiti
prior to the expiration of his or her parole as a direct result of the
earthquake, he or she may file for re-parole. The length of the
extension is at the Director’s discretion but normally should not exceed
5. I am a Haitian national, I was granted
advance parole to travel outside of the United States. I cannot return
to the US from Haiti due to the earthquake and my allowed time is
expiring or about to expire. What are my options?
Due to disruption of consular services
following the earthquake and in recognition of the humanitarian needs of
affected aliens, an automatic extension of advance parole until March
12, 2010, is granted to those aliens who are currently in Haiti and who
are outside of the United States if their advance parole authorization,
Form I-512, Authorization for Parole of Aliens into the United States,
expires between January 12, 2010 and March 12, 2010. Ports of entry have
been instructed to accept these auto-extended Form I-512s.
6. I am a Haitian national student currently
enrolled in school in the US; due to the earthquake in Haiti I can no
longer cover the cost of my education. What are my options? Can I work
during my stay in the US?
Nonimmigrant F-1 students from Haiti who
may be unable to continue to cover the cost to engage in a full course
of study may need off-campus employment authorization. An F-1 student
who can demonstrate that he or she is from Haiti can apply for
employment authorization to work off-campus. The student needs to be recommended for employment by the Designated
School Official (DSO) and should submit Form I-765, Application for
Employment Authorization along with the Form I-20 with approval from the
DSO to the USCIS Service Center with jurisdiction. Please refer to the Form I-765 for instructions.
7. I am a Haitian national currently in the
US under an Order of Supervision pursuant to a stay of removal issued by
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Can I work during my stay in
You may be authorized to work and should
submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and USCIS
will adjudicate as promptly as possible.
8. I am a Haitian national; I have a pending
case with USCIS and need my case expedited due to the earthquake in
Haiti. What are my options?
Given the need for immediate relief,
USCIS will expedite certain applications. Standard requirements for
security checks remain in place under expedited procedures.Expedite Processing:
- Relative Petitions for Minor Children of legal permanent residents
and U.S. Citizens Residing in Haiti:
- In cases where the petitioner requests expedited
processing of a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for a
child from Haiti, the case will be expedited where a visa number
is readily available. (As it’s written, it implies the ‘case’
will receive favorable consideration (i.e. approval) where a
visa number is readily available.
- Requests for Advance Parole:
- Haitian nationals with benefit
applications pending in the United States may need to travel
quickly for emergent reasons and will need to apply for advance
authorization for parole to return to the United States. USCIS
will expedite the Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
9. I am a Haitian national; I have lost my
resident status documents due to the earthquake in Haiti. What are my
options? Persons Stranded Without Documents: USCIS overseas offices will continue to assist
legal permanent residents who have lost their documents. Database checks
and interviews will continue to be conducted during and outside of
business hours to rapidly verify status and authorize issuance of
boarding letters at the consulate in Haiti. (Boarding letters issued by
DHS permit airlines to allow aliens to travel to the United States.
10. I am a Haitian national; I am in removal
proceedings and cannot leave due to the earthquake in Haiti. What are
my options? Individuals from Haiti who are under a
final order of removal may be granted a stay of removal. This temporary
suspension is specific to Haiti due to the massive infrastructure
- Decisions will be made on a
case-by-case basis and based on specific circumstances.
Where appropriate and authorized by law, nonimmigrant visitors and
aliens that receive a stay of removal may be eligible to apply for or
receive employment authorization so that they may financially support
themselves, or potentially help the rebuilding effort by sending
remittances to Haiti.
11.If a person from Haiti is
out-of-status, will this person be eligible for any relief?
A person whose nonimmigrant status has
expired may be able to file for a change or extension of status, if he
or she was in valid, nonimmigrant status.
12.Can a person from Haiti,
who is out-of-status, travel to his or her country to assist stricken family members and return to the U.S.?
A person from Haiti who is out of status
may travel to Haiti, but will not be eligible for Advance Parole. Advance Parole is permission to re-enter
the United States. There are
many other forms relief to Haitians now that DHS as provided TPS relief.
If you are in Immigration Court or applying for the first time our Law
Firm can help you.
I encourage you to call and make an appointment to come to our office
for more information. We have the staff, knowledge and experience to
assist you in applying for TPS. Call today at (954) 618-0122 or (954) 533-7593 to make an appointment with an Attorney!