Jun 162017
 

A ‘Know your Rights’ informational gathering to provide information on the recent policy changes in the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitians, including the six month extension will take place on Friday, June 23rd at 5:30 pm at The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in the Klaus Murphy Center, 724 Truman Ave..

In order to provide accurate information from a trusted source, Mr. Peterson St. Philippe, Esq., Managing Attorney from Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami will provide updated information and answer questions concerning the changes and implications of the TPS policy.

Background information:

TPS was granted to Haitians allowing them to come to the United States in order to find physical and economic security following the devastation caused by the 2010 Earthquake. This TPS status has been extended over the years and Haitians who benefited from the policy have worked, built lives and are raising families here in the US. The US government recently rescinded the policy and Haitians who have enjoyed TPS will be required to return to Haiti. Very recently the Secretary of Homeland Security extended the TPS for six months (to January 2018) to allow Haitians time to prepare for their to return to Haiti. As a stipulation to the six month extension, Haitians must re-register with the US Immigration office before July 23rd.

Many people have concerns and questions related to this policy change and its implications. This program being provided on June 23rd will provide solid information and answer questions people may have regarding these changes.

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 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:49 am Issue #223, News, Public Notice  Add comments

  3 Responses to “TPS HAITI: “Know Your Rights” Forum June 23rd – Spread the Word…”

  1. Great news! What can I do to help expand the audience?
    I also believe that there should be available a card for all Haitians and other immigrants, legal and otherwise, that outlines their rights should they be stopped by any law enforcement. It should be something handy, easily carried in a pocket or purse.

    • If you know of any employment centers or neighborhoods, churches with large number of Haitians: Posters could be printed from the images in the announcement and put up in those areas with consent of owner…

  2. Catholic Charities are “authentic change agents”. Time tested on the firing line of life, be it the South Bronx or Haiti, they’ve always been there; when politicians, do-gooders and crusaders have cowered before their masters and soiled themselves.

    Commissioners and their meetings, with their convenient idiots all wrapped up in their gobbledegook, inflated egos and rhetorical meanderings; stroking their fiddles while innocent children and families are destroyed; is not the way Catholic Charities’ Roll.

    Catholic Charities has been the only answer for countless millions of suffering people. They’ve always been ready and willing to serve. I’m stopping by there today on my way to our 5 Star critically acclaimed production of “Flyin West”. I’ve been known to put my money where my mouth is.

    It’s said “political power comes from the barrel of a gun”. One correction, All Power comes from the Mouth of God. Catholic Charities is an Instrument of God, courageously taking on all comers, all the time, where the rubber meets the road.

    Superlative Move by whomever arranged and sponsored this event.

    Love, Blessings & Respect to the Organizers of this Event, Catholic Charities and the Individuals they serve…

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