TPS Designation for Haitians

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced on November 20, 2017 that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haitians living in the United States will terminate on July 22, 2019. Click here for the official announcement from Homeland Security. Catholic Legal Services Miami is ready to help those affected by this decision. Contact our offices at 305-373-1073 to learn more about how we can help guide you in this process.

In a public statement, Randolph McGrorty, Esq., the Executive Director of Catholic Legal Services, said that “There are policy decisions about which reasonable people can differ. But there are some decisions for which reasonable people can only feel shame. This decision is shameful. It uproots the lives of 50,000 hardworking individuals who live among us as our neighbors. It destroys the families for the 27,000 US citizen children of TPS holders. It ends the life-giving remittances sent to their families in Haiti who still reel from effects of the most catastrophic natural disaster in modern history and complicates Haiti’s recovery. This decision up-ends the rule of law by basing its decision on ideology rather than facts, as required by statute. We now turn our eyes and raise our voices to Congress, in hopes that our lawmakers will seek justice for our neighbors and enact legislation to address this shameful decision.”

Here are some links you may find useful:

USCIS Official TPS Page