The Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it would extend and redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, from Feb. 4, 2023, through Aug 3, 2024.

Key Points:

  • The extension will allow currently eligible Haitian TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 31, 2024, provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • The redesignation of TPS for Haiti will allow Haitian nationals who have continuously resided in the U.S. since Nov. 6, 2022, to file initial applications. Haitian nationals who entered the U.S. after Nov. 6, 2022, are not eligible for TPS.
  • DHS said a forthcoming Federal Register notice would explain the procedures necessary to reregister or submit an initial registration application and apply for an Employment Authorization Document.

Additional Information: The decision to extend TPS for Haitian nationals was made due to a prolonged political crisis, gang crime, recent earthquakes, and a lack of access to food, water, fuel and healthcare that collectively prevent individuals from safely returning, DHS said. The extension and redesignation permits additional eligible Haitian nationals to apply or reapply for TPS and EADs. BAL will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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