Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami • Haitian Women of Miami

FANM's mission is to socially and politically empower Haitian women and their families, as well as facilitate their adjustments to South Florida.

Call to Action!

Sign Petition and call your members of Congress to urge them to call on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Trump to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.


Temporary Protected Status Fact Sheet
Information compiled by Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (Haitian Women of Miami)


What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS. More information from USCIS website here.

Extending and Renewing TPS for Haitian Nationals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s current 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status expires on July 22, 2017. About 58,000 Haitians who arrived in the U.S. prior to January 12, 2011, one year after the earthquake, are currently protected by TPS, the majority of whom arrived years before it struck. They have community ties including U.S.-born children, and their remittances support hundreds of thousands of loved ones in Haiti. More information from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti here.

Why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should extend TPS for 24 months

  • Haiti’s government does not have the capacity to assimilate and care for 58,000 deportees. 

  • Hurricane Matthew has left hundreds of thousands of Haitians without homes, food or potable drinking water. 

  • Haiti is still suffering from a severe cholera epidemic introduced by United Nations peacekeepers. 

Calls to Action

Sign Petition Urging President Trump and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.

Call your members of Congress by urging them to contact DHS Secretary John Kelly to extend TPS. You can find contact information for targeted members of Congress here.



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