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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...

Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"This notice announces the implementation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program. Under this program, USCIS offers certain Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant petitions approved on or before December 18, 2014 an...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Procedures for H-2Bs Still in Flux | The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida enjoined the Department of Labor’s H-2B labor-certification rule of February 21, 2012, published at 77 Fed. Reg. 10,038. The injunction came in the case of Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services v...

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Haiti and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This notice...

DHS Extends EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students

Extension of Employment Authorization for Haitian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the January 12, 2010 Earthquake in Haiti "This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for...

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti

"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 beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must...

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

Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status "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 January...

Feds Resume Fast-Track Deportations for Haitians

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 immigrants. ... With the full resumption of deportations...

Bipartisan Letter to POTUS on Haitian Deportations

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, Oct. 7, 2016 - "More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama urging his administration to reconsider a decision...

Senators Call for TPS for Haiti

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 in asking the Obama administration to grant Temporary...

Will Trump Break Promise to Haitians, Cancel TPS?

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 that have crippled the poverty-stricken Caribbean...

USCIS Recommendation to Terminate TPS for Haiti (Apr. 10, 2017)

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 the conditions in Haiti no longer support Its designation...

58,000 Haitians in U.S. May Lose Post-Earthquake Protections

Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, May 20, 2017 - "By Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly is expected to announce whether to let Haitians’ temporary protected status expire on July 22 or extend it again. (If he does nothing, it extends six months automatically.) By law, the decision...

Strong Support for Haiti TPS Renewal

May 22, 2017 - This site collects all news items, letters from members of Congress and state and local politicians and advocacy groups recommending that DHS Sec. Kelly renew Temporary Protected Status for eligible Haitians in the U.S. Here's a sample, being the May 2, 2017 letter from the Congressional...

TPS for Haiti Extended...But Only for Six Months

DHS, May 22, 2017 - "Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After careful...

Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - " 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 6 months, from July 23, 2017...