Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian Refugees

Together with our community partners, the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Practice held several Haitian TPS Application Assistance events to provide services to those Haitians affected by the January 21, 2010 earthquake. The purpose was to help Haitian refugees register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which will enable them to stay in this country without fear of deportation, and to work here legally. Volunteers assisted applicants in completing their TPS forms, translating/interpreting for event participants, and providing additional services necessary to properly complete the TPS application.