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TPS for Haiti Terminated As of July 2019

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The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced the termination of TPS for Haiti effective July 22, 2019.

The decision was made after a review of the country conditions. It was determined that the original country condition that designated Haiti to be given Temporary Protected Status as a result of the 2010 earthquake no longer existed.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted extensive outreach in the Haitian Community and determine that the country could support the influx of Haitian nationals returning.  Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced Haitians has decreased by 97 percent according to the memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security on November 20, 2017.

The termination date was delayed 18 months to allow for Haitians with TPS adequate time to plan to return to Haiti or seek alternative lawful immigration status in the U.S.

Haitians with TPS will still be required to re-apply for work authorization documents through the TPS termination date.

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