According to CBS, The Biden administration recently announced that “it will extend deportation protections and work permits for 54,000 Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and allow tens of thousands of other eligible Haitians to request relief.” Read on to learn more about the announcement and what it may mean for you.
What is TPS?
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has explained that “Haiti is currently experiencing serious security concerns, social unrest, an increase in human rights abuses, crippling poverty, and lack of basic resources, which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.” As a result, the United States is working to support Haitian nationals until they can safely return home to Haiti. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been designated to Haitians since the Obama era. TPS has been extended throughout the years until the Trump administration attempted to end it in 2018. But, according to BuzzFeed, “The Biden administration will grant more than 100,000 Haitians in the US the opportunity to gain temporary protected status, shielding them from deportation and allowing them to obtain work permits…”
It is important to note that this will not benefit Haitians who travel to the U.S. after the announcement.
Who Else Has Been Granted TPS?
The Biden administration has also extended TPS protections to some Syrian and Burmese immigrants in the U.S.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding TPS or the latest announcement, reach out to our firm today.
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