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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on Extension of Temporary Protected Status

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the extension of the re-registration deadline from May 2, 2014 to July 22, 2014 for Haitian nationals who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and want to maintain their status for an additional eighteen months. The agency recently announced an extension of the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, to January 22, 2016.

“I commend the Department of Homeland Security and Secretary Jeh Johnson for extending the re-registration period for Temporary Protected Status, a decision that will allow more Haitian nationals in the United States to renew their participation in this important program,” said Congresswoman Clarke, who has worked with her colleagues in Congress to investigate the allocation of disaster assistance since the earthquake in 2010. “The remittances that have been sent to Haiti by those women and men who have Temporary Protected Status are a critical to families there who are still working hard to recover from the earthquake.”

All USCIS forms are free. Applicants can download TPS forms from or request them by calling USCIS toll-free at 1-800-870-3676. TPS re-registrants will also have an opportunity to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.