On Monday, December 5, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending and redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Haiti for 18 months, from February 4, 2023, until August 3, 2024. This designation of TPS is based upon ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in Haiti making return un-safe. Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The conditions in Haiti, including socioeconomic challenges, political instability, and gang violence and crime – aggravated by environmental disaster – compelled the humanitarian relief we are providing today.”
For further details please review the USCIS News Release “USCIS Notice of Designation of Haiti for TPSTemporary Protected Status”.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 12/5/22, News Release:
Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for 18 Months
AP News (apnews.com), 12/6/22, News Article:
US says it will expand, extend temporary status for Haitians