March 4, 2014 – 12:28 pm
USCIS Extends Haiti Designation for Temporary Protected Status
The Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for qualified Haitian nationals for a period of 18 months, from July 23, 2014 until January 22, 2016.
This 18-month extension allows for current TPS holders to re-register for TPS and apply for a new employment authorization document (EAD). For those who have previously filed for TPS, the registration period lasts from March 3, 2014 – May 2, 2014. Once you are registered USCIS will issue a new EAD with an expiration date of January 22, 2016. Given the time that it takes to process EAD’s USCIS recognizes that some TPS holders will not receive their EAD before their current EAD expires on July 22, 2014. For that reason, USCIS will automatically extend EAD’s for eligible Haitian TPS holders until January 22, 2015.
If you currently have TPS based on your Haitian citizenship it is critical that you start this process early so that you do not risk losing your status and/or authorization to work here in the United States. If you would like assistance with re-registering for TPS and renewing your EAD please contact us at Scales of Justice LLP at Zamora@tipthescalesforme.com or San Diego number :(619) 796-1765 or Los Angeles number: (323) 577-8529