Updated 05/17/2011 05:38 PM
USA Grants Temporary Status Extension For Haitians
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The Obama administration is extending temporary protected status for Haitians who fled to the United States following last year's earthquake.
The move will allow them to stay in the country for an additional 18 months.
The temporary status was originally granted in January of 2010, just days after Haiti was hit with a massive quake. However, it would have expired in July.
The extension will allow those who are eligible to stay in the U.S. through the end of January 2013.
It also extends the program to Haitians who have been living in the U.S. since January 12, 2011.
For more information, call 1-800-375-5283 or visit uscis.gov/tps.
Also, in response to the extension, City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced the 45th District Haitian Relief Effort will launch mobile legal clinics in Brooklyn this Sunday.
The clinics will help Haitians with paperwork and provide information.
Williams' office also offers free legal immigration services on Monday. For more information, call 1-718-629-2900.