June 15, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Centralizes Form I-130 Filings

USCIS announced that effective August 15, 2011, petitioners living in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. Previous regulations permitted these petitioners, who comprise about five percent of all I-130...

July 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin -- National Initiative to Combat Immigration-Services Scams

The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are leading a nationwide, multi-agency initiative to combat immigration services scams. The initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law that occurs when legal advice or...

U.S. deportees to Haiti, jailed without cause, face severe risks

"When longtime Los Angeles resident Wilberle Vereus arrived in Haiti after being deported from the United States, he was taken to the Petionville jail above Port-au-Prince and placed in a 20-by-10-foot cell along with three other deportees and a group of Haitian prisoners. Vereus, 22, had...

TPS for Haiti to be extended

"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Next week, the Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing this decision." - USCIS, Sept. 21, 2012 .

Advance Copy of DHS Notice: Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

"This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from January 23, 2013 through July 22, 2014." - FR Doc. 2012-23826 Filed 09/28/2012 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 10/01/2012 .

Extension of TPS for Haiti, Work Authorization for Certain Haitian F-1 Students

"This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from January 23, 2013 through July 22, 2014." - Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2012 . "This notice...

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More

2014 DV Program Opens The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form...

IACHR Issues Statement on Deportations to Haiti

Farrin Anello writes: "I am writing to share a recent statement by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which has urged the United States to suspend deportations of Haitian nationals who are seriously ill or who have family in the United States. On November 3, the University of Miami School...

USCIS Notice: Extension of Re-Registration Period for Haiti TPS

"On October 1, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a 60-day re-registration period from October...

Advance Copy of TPS Extension for Haiti; EADs for Certain Students

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016." - FR Doc. 2014-04593 Filed 02...

Extension of TPS for Haiti

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016." - Federal Register / Vol. 79,...

Advance Copy of Notice of Extension of Haiti TPS Re-Registration Period

"DHS extended Haiti TPS on March 3, 2014. The re-registration period that was to expire on May 2, 2014, will be extended with a new re-registration filing deadline of July 22, 2014." - FR Doc. 2014-10177 Filed 05/01/2014 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 05/02/2014

Extension of Haiti TPS Re-Registration Period

"The re-registration period that was to expire on May 2, 2014, will be extended with a new re-registration filing deadline of July 22, 2014." - Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 .

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote...

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program To Begin in 2015 On October 17, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitian beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions may soon be paroled into the United States approximately two years before their priority dates...