Immigration Relief for Haitians!
In the wake of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will issue Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals who are in the United States and are unable to return to Haiti due to the devastation. TPS is a status that permits Haitian nationals to obtain work authorization, and remain in the United States for an indefinite period of time (though the initial approval is for 18 months). To qualify for TPS, a Haitian applicant must meet the following requirements:
• Be a national of Haiti;
• Have continuously resided in the U.S. since January 12, 2010; and
• Have been continuously physically present in the U.S. since that time
Even if an applicant meets the above-listed requirements, he or she will be deemed ineligible for TPS if he or she has been convicted of two misdemeanors, or one felony. Please note, that a prior order of deportation is not a bar to obtaining TPS.
Please contact Kuck Immigration Partners LLC at 404-816-8611 today to discuss application procedures and filings fees.
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