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End of Protected Status for Haitians

The Temporary Protected Status or TPS is to be cancelled on July, 2019 for more than 60,000 Haitians who have been living and working in the US.

This temporary protection was granted initially after the massive earthquake of 2010 that killed more than 300,000 people and left the country with billions of dollars in damages.  Since then Haiti has suffered three hurricanes, devastating floods and outbreaks of cholera.

The decision to end this protection was reached by the administration based on the conclusion that Haiti no longer warranted the protection granted under this program and that the condition of the country had improved sufficiently for them to repatriate.  Haitians, who do not return to their country by July, 2019 or receive permission to stay in the U.S. after that date, will be deported.

Most Haitians who are part of the TPS program have been living in the United States for 13 years and have 27,000 children who are U.S. citizens. More than 80 percent have jobs and 6,200 have home loans.

When you consult with an immigration attorney it is important that you are able to speak with an actual attorney. No one besides an attorney is able to give you legal advice, even an attorney’s assistant cannot give you legal advice, you must speak with an actual licensed attorney.

You must also be able to understand the attorney. The attorney must either speak a language you understand or have a competent interpreter that will allow you to understand what the attorney is saying.

If you cannot communicate with the attorney they will not be able to provide you safe advice. Never hire an attorney that you have not spoken with.

Speaking with an experienced and skilled immigration attorney is the first step when dealing with any immigration issue.

An experienced attorney authorized to practice immigration law in Dallas, throughout Texas, and in all fifty states can assure that your case moves forward as quickly as possible and is handled correctly.