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TPS deadline quickly approaching

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Charite,Sandra J. (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jun 16-Jun 22, 2010
Published:
Miami, FL
ISBN:
0739-0319
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Blacks, Haiti, Emigrants and immigration, Earthquakes, Immigration policy, Temporary Protected Status Designated Country
Notes:
A country may qualify for TPS due to the following conditions: ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war), an environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane) or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. In light of the massive earthquake that took place in Haiti on Jan. 12 when thousands were presumed and then confirmed dead, Haiti became a candidate for TPS. "A lot of people don't have the money for the application and so that remains the primary obstacle for them," [Gepsie M. Metellus] said. "Although there is a fee waiver [for which some are eligible], it is a 'process' and it is frustrating."