As an immigration lawyer, I help many in the Haitian community with immigration issues. When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Obama Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did the right thing by granting Temporary Protective Status to Haitians living in the U.S.
Many Haitians in the Boston-area who are out of status or who have final orders of removal have been afraid to apply for TPS. But despite those fears, in an earlier immigration lawyer blog post, I explained why I believe all eligible Haitian should consider applying for TPS.
The good news is that some of my Haitian clients who applied for temporary protective status, TPS, have already received their work permits, i.e, employment authorization documents. Meanwhile other Haitians might still be on the fence but still thinking about applying for TPS. My hope is that when they see their friends with their new work permits, these Haitians may reconsider their decision not to apply.
Keep in mind that the final day to register for Temporary Protective Status for Haitians is July 20, 2010. Applications will generally not be accepted after that initial registration deadline.
Maybe you’re still not sure what to do about Haitian TPS. Or perhaps, you have some concerns about your eligibility for Haitian TPS. If so, pick up the phone and give me a call. Come see me in my immigration law office and let’s discuss your case.