TPS extended for Haiti
In February, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants in the United States. This re-designation of TPS allows any Haitian who has lived in the U.S. since November 6, 2022 to apply for TPS for the first time. This designation lasts for 18 months until August 3, 2024.
TPS is a status that protects non-citizens living the U.S. from being deported back to their home country. It is usually extended to immigrants of certain nationalities because of unstable conditions in their home country.
According to the Federal Register, for Haitian immigrants, “an 18-month TPS extension is warranted because the extraordinary and temporary conditions supporting Haiti’s TPS designation remain and that such extension is not contrary to the national interest of the United States.”