STATEMENT FROM BITTA MOSTOFI, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECISION ON TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR SYRIA
"New Yorkers welcome the Trump Administration's decision to provide a common sense extension of Temporary Protected Status for nearly 7,000 Syrians living in the United States today. But Secretary Nielsen's decision to bar an estimated 2,000 Syrians who arrived in the U.S. after August 2016 from applying for this protection blatantly disregards the legal standards for the program.
The Administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth and putting people in danger as a result. By recognizing that Syria is not able to safely absorb current TPS recipients, there is no justification for refusing their fellow nationals currently in the United States the same humanitarian relief. Syria is still an active war zone and the threat of harm and violence is vivid. The City will do our utmost to support all New Yorkers who are suffering as a result of the White House's misguided immigration policies, including by connecting people with free legal help. The Trump Administration's failure to recognize that all Syrians unable to return due to crisis conditions there are worthy of protection is simply unconscionable."
TPS is designated to a foreign country if conditions in the country temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, if the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. Thus, as per the latest announcement, the Haitian immigrants living in the U.S on TPS have to leave America within January 22, 2018 instead of the earlier dateline of July 22, 2017. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of a designated country, and eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country who are already in the United States.
On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a 6 month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for some 58,700 Haitian immigrants who have been living in the United States since the 2010 earthquake.
To re-register, you must submit Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. You must also submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, whether you are requesting employment authorization or not. As a re-registrant, you do not pay the Form I-821 application fee, but if you are age 14 or older, you must submit the biometric services fee. The fee for biometric services is around $85.
Gouvènman Ameriken pran desizyon jodi a pou pwolonje TPS pou Ayisyen pou pou 6 Mwa.Se sa ke Depatman Homeland di jodia. kòm yon rezilta, 58,000 Ayisyen ki te resevwa pwoteksyon kont depòtasyon ap kapab rete legalman isit pou 6 Mwa anko
Breaking News - TPS for Haitians extended for 6 more Months.
Haitians in the United States who have been able to remain legal as a result of the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians (TPS) will be able to remain legal in the country for another six (6) months. This is what Wilson learned from the Government and immediately reported to Miami Herald. It is official. Wilson informed Miami Herald that the decision was just made public, this Monday (5/22/17) by The Department of Homeland Security.
The US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti's designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation will be effective on January 23, 2016, and will expire on July 22, 2017.
Since Haiti is a present TPS beneficiary, its eligible Haitians have to re-register during the 60-day mandatory period that runs from August 25, 2015, through October 26, 2015 as per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rule. Haiti received the designation for TPS on January 21, 2010, following the 2010 earthquake.
The extension will permit eligible TPS Haitian beneficiaries to request work permits or to apply for a new Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). USCIS also states that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current EADs expire. Thus, UCIS is automatically extending current TPS for Haiti EAD with January 22, 2016 expiration; they are now valid through July 22, 2016.
The U.S. Vice-President met representatives of the Haitian community at the White House In January 2011 to discuss progress in the earthquake and other issues. Vice President Biden took this opportunity to reassure the Haitian community the Obama Government's commitment to the reconstruction of Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
Joe Biden is not new to the Haitian community. In April of 2010, In a gesture of support to the Haitian community who were affected by the earthquake, he paid a visit to Little Haiti in Miami. Vice-President Joe Biden came to Little Haiti Cultural Center and met with several Haitian-American activists and elected officials. He greeted Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary, Farah Juste and many others.
Those immigration consultants who have been trying to take advantage of Haitians by claiming to help Haitians apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), are under the radar of The New York Attorney General's Office. The New York Attorney General's office says it's keeping a close watch on rogue Haitian immigration consultants who claim to be helping Haitians apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which would allow them to work legally for at least 18 months.
New York Attorney Alphonso David says his team in the civil rights bureau has now subpoenaed records from at least six immigration consultants with Haitian customers. There are no charges filed yet on these Haitian immigration consultants, but he says these consultants are taking too much money for services they're not qualified to provide, and cheating Haitians out of the chance to become legal. New York Attorney General's office says one woman told them she had paid several thousand dollars to a company that promised to help but couldn't deliver. More than one in 10 TPS applications are rejected by the government simply because the forms weren't filled out correctly.
North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre has been very successful in providing free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) application assistance for many Haitian residents living in the North Miami area.
Under the leadership of Mayor Andre D. Pierre, the city of North Miami has provided Temporary Protected Status (TPS) application assistance drive for Haitian nationals who qualify for the program. With the support and participation of the Haitian Lawyers Association, city staff and volunteers, the city coordinated a one-stop shop for those seeking assistance with the TPS application process at the Griffing Adult Center after the success of the first TPS drive held by North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre.
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