HELP HAITI ACT OF 2010 – IMPLEMENTED ON DECEMBER 9, 2010
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented the Help HAITI Act of 2010 in order to give legal permanent resident status to Haitian orphans who were paroled into the US under the Haitian Orphan Parole Program after January 12, 2010.
A special humanitarian parole policy was implemented on December 9, for Haitian orphans who were either already adopted or were in the process of being adopted by Untied States citizens. After being paroled in, these orphans are eligible to apply for permanent residence and citizenship. This program, referred to as the Haitian Orphan Parole Program (HOPP), was signed into law by President Obama on December 9, 2010. This Act gives the DHS Secretary the authority to grant permanent resident status to HOPP parolees who are physically present in the US, even though not all of them would have been eligible to adjust otherwise.
Applications for adjustment under this Act must be filed with USCIS by no later than December 9, 2013. Do not delay and file your application as soon as possible. If you need help with filing this application, the experienced lawyers at BOILA PC can assist you in this process.
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