|The Department of Homeland Security has extended re-registration for TPS through July 22, 2014. TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries. It was granted to Haitians due to the earthquake of January 12, 2010. However, the filing period is
October 1through November 30, 2012.
In order to be eligible, the applicant must show “continuous residence in the US since January 12, 2011 (accomodating those who came to the US within 12 months of the earthquake), and continuous physical presence in the US since July 23, 2011. If someone has never been granted TPS, there are procedures for a late filing, but on time appications are strongly encouraged.
Existing TPS work permits are automatically extended for an additional 6 months, through July 22, 2013. Employers should require a copy of the TPS related work permit with a January 22, 2013 expiration date and a copy of the Federal Register notice. The notice may be found at the gpo.gov website or by contacting Goldman & Loughlin Immigration Attorneys at 941-773-1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.