The US extends TPS for nationals of 6 countries, including Haiti
The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) is extended until 4 January 2021 for nationals of six countries, including Haiti, for which the program was expected to end in January 2020.
The US Department of Homeland Security made the announcement this Friday. Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Nepal and Sudan are the six countries benefiting from this decision.
In the same vein, the employment authorization documents will remain valid until the scheduled date.
The 58,000 Haitians, who joined the United States irregularly after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, are protected against the risk of deportation through this program. By 2018, more than 30,000 of them were in the state of Florida.
However, TPS recipients will be forced to leave the United States after the expiry of this new deadline. Unless there is a potential extension, they will have about a year to begin the status change process.
How can a Haitian under TPS become permanent resident in the US?