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Federal Court Blocks Trump's Termination of TPS for Haiti: Saget v. Trump
Posted on 12 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2019 " In a victory for due process and a blow to Trump’s racially-biased, anti-immigrant policies, yesterday, federal district judge William F. Kuntz II issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s... Read More

'Remain in Mexico' Plan Echoes Earlier U.S. Policy to Deter Haitian Migration
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 28, 2019 "Under the Trump administration’s new Remain in Mexico policy, more than 200 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to wait for weeks... Read More

TPS Extensions per Ramos v. Nielsen Injunction
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for... Read More

Habeas Victory in NH: Compere v. Nielsen
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Compere v. Nielsen "Patrice Compere, a Haitian national, is subject to an outstanding removal order. Although he has challenged the order by filing a motion to reopen his case with the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), the government... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase on Haiti, TPS and Racial Bias
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Jan. 7, 2019 - "This morning, the trial began in Saget v. Trump , before District Judge William Kuntz in the Eastern District of New York. As your Brooklyn observer, I attended the opening hours of what is likely to be a two or... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , saget , Chase

Preliminary Injunction Halts Trump Push to End TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan: Ramos v. Nielsen
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 3, 2018 - "Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti,... Read More

TPS Lawsuit Survives DOJ Motion to Dismiss: Centro Presente v. Trump
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lawyers' Committee, July 23, 2018 - "In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump , a high-profile lawsuit challenging... Read More

Feds Resume Fast-Track Deportations for Haitians
Posted on 22 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kirk Semple, New York Times, Sept. 22, 2016 - "The Obama administration, responding to an extraordinary wave of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States, said on Thursday that it would fully resume deportations of undocumented Haitian... Read More

Will Trump Break Promise to Haitians, Cancel TPS?
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Apr. 20, 2017 - " President Trump's immigration agency is recommending that the U.S. end temporary protections by next January for 50,000 Haitians allowed to remain in the United States following a series of natural disasters... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , letter , Trump , USCIS , mccament

USCIS Recommendation to Terminate TPS for Haiti (Apr. 10, 2017)
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a memo dated Apr. 10, 2017 , USCIS Acting Director James W. McCament recommended to DHS Secretary Kelly that Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") for certain Haitians be terminated, effective Jan. 22, 2018: "...USCIS has concluded that... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , kelly , USCIS , DHS , memo , mccament

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective Jan. 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017. Current TPS Haiti... Read More

Senators Call for TPS for Haiti
Posted on 14 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Oct. 13, 2016 - "Following the devastation and humanitarian disaster suffered by Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) lead a group of 12 Democratic senators... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps , letter , menendez

USCIS Notice: Extension of Re-Registration Period for Haiti TPS
Posted on 28 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

TPS for Haiti to be extended
Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Haiti , tps

Extension of TPS for Haiti
Posted on 1 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Haiti , ead , tps , students , extension