DHS Extends Designation of Haiti for TPS

The DHS has announced (82 FR 23830) that the Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") for 6 months, from July 23, 2017, through January 22, 2018. The Secretary has determined that a limited, 6-month extension is warranted because, although Haiti has made significant progress in recovering from the January 2010 earthquake that prompted its initial designation, conditions in Haiti supporting its designation for TPS continue to be met at this time. Through the Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Haiti (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents ("EAD") with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"). The USCIS will issue EADs with a January 22, 2018, expiration date to eligible Haiti TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension.

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