MIAMI (CBS4) ―
Haitians living in South Florida can apply for Temporary Protected Statues beginning Monday.
Those who need an application or help filling it out are urged to visit
the Notre Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church, located at 110 NE 62nd Street
in Miami, where a team of qualified staff members will be available
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer assistance.
"The status allows Haitians who can prove that they were present in the
US at the time the earthquake struck to accept lawful employment. This
will allow them to send much need financial assistance to their loved
ones in Haiti," said Randy McGrorty, director of Catholic Legal
Services for the Archdiocese of Miami in a statement. "However, the
process is complicated. Individuals should seek the assistance of
attorneys and qualified agencies with experience and expertise in
immigration matters to ensure timely processing and prevent fraud."
TPS will also allow Haitians to receive protection from deportation.
The legal service will announce further TPS Clinics in the near future.
Help with the application process is also available at the CLS office,
located at 150 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information on TPS, the application process and requirements click here
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