Haitians Get An Extension

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 28, 2012: Haitian have been given an extension on their Temporary Protected Status, living in for another 18 months, beginning Jan. 22, 2013, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

Next week, the Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing this decision.

The 60-day re-registration period for current Haiti TPS beneficiaries will begin on the day the Federal Register notice publishes. Individuals who have not continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2011 will not be eligible.

“The extension of Temporary Protected Status is yet another lifeline for tens of thousands of Haitians living in the U.S., especially South Florida. I applaud the decision by Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security. This is the right thing to do given the post-earthquake conditions that still exist in Haiti,” says Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, (D-Fla.).

For more information visit, www.uscis.gov/tps or, call 1-800-375-5283.

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