TPS for Haitian Nationals Extended an Additional 6 Months

As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer who represents numerous Haitian clients, I was disappointed to hear that Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly only granted a six-month extension Monday to 58,000 Haitian immigrants who have been spared from deportation since a devastating 2010 earthquake, saying the conditions in their struggling homeland …

Florida Governor Rick Scott Presses Trump Administration to Extend TPS for Haitians

As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer, I read with interest that Gov. Rick Scott has pressed the Trump administration to back off on timeline that could result in the deportation of thousands of Haitians, many living in Florida. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is TPS? TPS stands for Temporary …

TPS Renewal for Haitians – Why it Matters

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had the pleasure of representing many Haitian nationals, who have since become the bedrock of Miami’s vibrant Haitian-American community. One of the most important ways in which the United States has provided relief for Haitian immigrants is through TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Below are some frequently asked questions. …

Eligibility for Adjustment Under TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many non-citizens with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who initially entered the United States without inspection, and over the many years they are present in the United States with TPS, some of them become immediate relatives of U.S. citizens. Many of these individuals are eligible for adjustment of …

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest that USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months. On July 8, 2016, DHS announced the extension of the designation of El Salvador for TPS for a period of 18 months. …

Policy of Deporting Undocumented Haitians on Hold After Hurricane Matthew

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with gratitude that in light of Hurricane Matthew’s recent destruction in Haiti, ICE has put on hold a new policy of deporting Haitians who are in the United States without permission. Below are some frequently asked questions: Why did the U.S. government initially stop deporting undocumented Haitian nationals? The …

TPS Status Extended for Nationals of El Salvador

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been reminding eligible clients who are El Salvadorean nationals that the USCIS  has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 10, 2016, through March 9, 2018. …

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extended for Honduras

 As an immigration lawyer in Miami, I was pleased to learn that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible nationals of Honduras. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? If conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the …

Renewing TPS for Haiti

Recently, the USCIS announced that in order for Haitian TPS-holders to maintain their TPS status, they must re-register. As a Miami immigration lawyer, this reminder is key. If you are a Haitian TPS holder, please pay attention to the deadlines below: TPS Extended Through: July 22, 2017 Re-registration Period for People Who Already Have TPS: …