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Temporary Protected Status Granted to Haitian Nationals Present in the US

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hatian nationals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010.  The DHs has issued a statment that this is a historic disaster and TPS will allow eligible Hatian nationals who are currently in the United States to continue living and working in our country for the next 18 months. 

TPS designation will protect Hatians who would otherwise be endangered by returning home. It should be noted that TPS will apply only to those individuals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. Those who attempt to travel to the United States after January 12, 2010 will not be eligible for TPS and will be repatriated.

Haitians in the U.S. who are eligible to apply for TPS can go to http://www.uscis.gov/ or call USCIS toll-free at (800) 375-5283 to claim TPS status.

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