Haitian nationals living in the U.S. are protected under the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) that was recently extended until January 2018

Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Broward Commissioners sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking for the status to be made permanent. Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services James McCament responded, informing me that Haiti continued to qualify, but its status would be re-evaluated next year. TPS is a designation given when safe return of citizens is not possible, such as the 2010 earthquake. Haiti has suffered devastating disasters since then and we will continue efforts to make TPS permanent.